Breakthrough for Czech Pirates

Breakthrough for Czech Pirates

In the national elections this past weekend the Czech Pirates (PPCZ) achieved great success and ended up as the third largest party in their parliament. The Czech Republic is a country of 10 million people in the heart of Europe and they are also members of the European Union. Being the second Pirate Party, after Iceland, to get a seat in a national assembly is […]

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Czech Pirates Gain 5 more Representatives in Regional Election

Czech Pirates Gain 5 more Representatives in Regional Election

On 7-8th October there were regional elections in the Czech Republic. The Pirate Party Czech Republic (PPCZ) achieved a successful election in several regions and added five pirate representatives to regional governments. Despite the success PPCZ expressed a concern for a decreasing election participation. “Even though we were expecting slightly better results in the regional elections, it could have been way worse […] We thank […]

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PPCZ Might Still Get an MEP in EU Parliament

PPCZ Might Still Get an MEP in EU Parliament

The Czech Pirates and the Czech Green party feel that the election treshold was unjust and are challenging the 5% treshold by filing a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS). The two parties argue that there is no justifiable reason for implementing a 5% hurdle for the European Parliament since, the European Parliament does not need to create a majority in the same way […]

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Copyright campaign against LEGO

Copyright campaign against LEGO

As a result of an election spot used by the Czech Pirate Party the party found themself confronted with a preliminary injunction to take this spot down. While they are waiting for the court ruling they started a campaign against LEGO.

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Czech Pirate Party Election Results

Czech Pirate Party Election Results

The Czech Pirate Party had a successful regional election with an average of 2.19% in the different regions. The first part of the senator elections also took place where one Pirate candidate advanced to the second round. With a total vote count of 57 000 for PPCZ they did not manage to get elected in the regional elections but it is a good sign for the future. Compared to the last election they managed to increase their votes with 275%. In the different regions they scored between 1.41% and 3.03%.

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