This is a guest post by Mattias Bjärnemalm, vice-president of Pirate Party Sweden and currently in Iceland for the elections. ++++++++++ This coming Saturday there will be an election in Iceland, after the Panama scandal forced the Prime Minister to…
Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) is the first pirate party ever to elect MPs in a national parliament. The founder of the pirate movement, Rick Falkvinge, was absolutely overwhelmed for being present at their latest General Assembly. In his short speech to the pirates, he mentioned…
A week has passed since the election and the first three Pirates were elected to the oldest parliament in the world.
Two of them, Helgi and Jon Thor are coming to terms with their new positions and responsibilities. Not only being now a part of the Icelandic political scene they have to come to terms with being well known in the world, not only of Pirates but in the activist universe. The more politically experienced Birgitta will no longer be a lone voice in the Althingi.
On Saturday 24 November 2012 Iceland Pirates voted the newest Pirate Party into existence.
PP-IS Pirate Eva Þuríðardóttir told the Pirate Times;
“We were all so excited finally the day was here, an Icelandic Pirate party the air was electric both figuratively and literally speaking, it has been such a joy and privilege to work with such a cohesive and a talented group of people, what characterises this group is how ready and willing everyone is to work together for future undertakings, we are just beginning.