Parliamentary elections in Iceland

Parliamentary elections in Iceland

On Saturday the 28th October 2017, general parliamentary elections were held in Iceland. These elections came just a year after the last ones because the ruling government collapsed in September after one of the third ruling parties left the coalition citing a scandal involving the Prime Minister’s father. The Icelandic Pirate Party (PPIS) achieved a result of 9.2% earning them 6 seats in parliament, out of a total […]

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PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

PPIS Ranked Third But Won The Elections In Effect

Although Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) finally ranked third in the number of votes, it gained much more publicity than any other party. PPIS has a possibility to be part of the next government, it can be considered the largest winner of these elections. After the recent failure of Berlin Pirates in September (they lost 15 seats in the parliament of Berlin) the tripling of the […]

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Everything you want to know about Pirate Party Iceland

Everything you want to know about Pirate Party Iceland

Pirate Times has followed the progress of Pirate Party Iceland (PPIS) since the foundation of the party. Over the years we have written extensively about PPIS. This article will list links to our coverage of PPIS together with information straight from PPIS and some of the international news stories from the past few days. With these links you can spend a few hours reading up […]

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Why Icelandic Elections Are More Important Than American

Why Icelandic Elections Are More Important Than American

On Saturday, in the shade of the American presidential elections that dominates the daily global news, some more important elections are going to be held. They will take place in the land of ice and snow, the most northern country of Europe, Iceland. This election is important because in Iceland we don’t have the usual “pretenders” to the power, but a pair that symbolizes the […]

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Election Date Set as Icelandic Pirates Hold Primaries

Election Date Set as Icelandic Pirates Hold Primaries

After much anticipation, the Icelandic coalition partners have announced the date of the early election to be held this autumn as 29 October 2016. The Prime Minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, who only assumed the office in April, met with opposition party leaders before making his announcement, who reportedly approved the date. Sigurður did offer the caveat that “Judging by how matters progressed in parliament this […]

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A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

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 the big historical moments of the pirate parties (from Sweden to Germany and now to Iceland) and Rick was warmly applauded when saying: “You are about to […]

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Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

Moving to Iceland for the Pirate Party

This is a guest post by Hugi Ásgeirsson, Pirate Party Sweden/Iceland On August 11th, I’m moving back home to Reykjavík to do my part for the Icelandic Pirate Party. I feel that Iceland is poised for real change. I love my life, my job, my friends and my community in Stockholm, so this has not been an easy decision. But this opportunity is unique. People in […]

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The Future of Democracy from the Eyes of an Organizer

The Future of Democracy from the Eyes of an Organizer

While “Future of Democracy“, a 3day international event, reaches its end in Reykjavik, Pirate Times talked to Katrin Oddsdottir, lawyer and human rights activist, one of the 25 members of the Constitution Council of Iceland and the main organizer of the event, to learn how it all began. Katrin Oddsdottir said that she and Eileen Jerrett, director and also one of the organizers, first talked […]

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The Future of Democracy Emerges in Iceland

The Future of Democracy Emerges in Iceland

The crisis that knocked on Iceland’s door in 2008, turned out to be a “beneficial” fact for the country. It was beneficial because it abruptly and suddenly made Icelandic people question many things about politics and economics. Mainly, it made them realize that they should not leave their fate in the hands of politicians and bankers but should actively, themselves, participate in the democratic procedures […]

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Iceland Pirates get Loot While Progressive Party Suffers

Iceland Pirates get Loot While Progressive Party Suffers

Update: 18/5, it turns out that our source frettatiminn.is did refer to potential results from poll if there were elections today. Not that the february poll would determine allocation of funding as we initially stated. Icelandic can sometimes be hard to interpret even for a native author. In Iceland, financial support for political parties is allocated based on how well they do in poll elections. […]

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