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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Xenophobia Overshadowed the State Elections in Germany

Xenophobia Overshadowed the State Elections in Germany

This past Sunday (March 13th), there were local elections in three states of Germany: Baden Witterburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Rhineland-Palatinate. The Pirate Party of Germany (PPDE) did not manage to gather enough signatures to participate in Saxony-Anhalt. In Baden-Württemberg they achieved 21.733 votes (0.41%) and in Rhineland-Palatinate they achieved 16.790 votes (0.8%). In the two states where PPDE took part in elections, their returns fell below […]

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Election Results for Pirate Party of Switzerland: 0.94% of total ballots

Election Results for Pirate Party of Switzerland: 0.94% of total ballots

Last Sunday, 18 October, national elections were held in Switzerland. The pirates did well, receiving 82,635 votes in total—0.94% of ballots cast. The turnout for the election was 49.99%. Before the election took place the Pirate Party of Switzerland attempted to get them declared invalid and re-scheduled. The government in the region of Aargauer had published an election guide for the parliamentary elections but chosen […]

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Greek Pirate Party Election Results

Greek Pirate Party Election Results

The national election took place on Sunday in Greece. The election was announced shortly before it took place which gave political parties a narrow time frame to launch their campaigns. Being a new party this also meant financial and organizational difficulties for Pirate Party of Greece. The Pirates in Greece formed a coalition with “Dimokratikoi“ and “koinonia axion“. This was done in order to be able […]

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Pirate Party Norway Increases Slightly in Elections

Pirate Party Norway Increases Slightly in Elections

Norway just had their regional and local elections. This was the second election that Pirate Party of Norway (PPNO) participated in. Two years ago they achieved 0.3% of the votes in their national elections. This time, in regional and local elections they achieved the same result (0.3%). In total they received 7.165 votes despite not managing to participate in all regions this year. PPNO had […]

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PPNO Achieves 4.1% in School Elections

PPNO Achieves 4.1% in School Elections

The school elections, before the real upcoming local and regional elections in Norway, have taken place. Pirate Party of Norway received a total of 5.492 votes which would result in 4.1% across the country and 29 Seats in county parliaments. Compared to 2013 they didn’t manage to participate in all counties this year but where they do partake they increased their percentage of the vote […]

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Results for Pirates in the Spanish Local Elections

Results for Pirates in the Spanish Local Elections

Last Sunday, 24 May 2015, there were local elections in Spain. The Pirate Party members of Confederación Pirata are part of many citizens’ alliances formed by grassroots movements, other left leaning parties and independent citizens. The Pirates stood more than 30 cities around Spain. Those alliances, in which the Pirates took part, obtained 59 council seats. Eight of the lists were headed by Pirates. Dario Castañé, Carlos […]

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Israeli Pirates Protest Against Election, Reaches 981 votes

Traditionally Israel has had numerous different parties participating in their elections (in 2013 there were 32). This made the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) raise the threshold from 2% to 3.25% a year ago. In December 2014 the government was dissolved and called for new elections on 17 March 2015. The new limits didn’t deter that many parties from participating, 25 political parties ran for these 2015 elections. […]

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Slovenian Pirates Achieved 1.34% in Elections

Slovenian Pirates Achieved 1.34% in Elections

The Slovenian national election took place yesterday. Previously the Pirate Party Slovenia (PPSI) has only taken part in the European Elections, where they achieved 2.57%. This time they achieved 1.34% with 11.579 votes.  As mentioned earlier PPSI will receive around 4.000 Euros in funding for their result of +1%. This will allow them to expand their organization and was their only plan for this election. […]

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Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

Iceland Election Results A Nail-Biting Finish

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