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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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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A new milestone for the international Pirate movement looms

A new milestone for the international Pirate movement looms

Today and Tomorrow, the Pirates in the Czech Republic (PPCZ) are competing in their national elections. PPCZ launched their campaign on 22 May 2017 with the hope of reaching 10% of the votes. Their campaign is based on two main agenda points: Radical tax reforms Changes to government administration As many countries the Czech Republic has a 5% electoral threshold to enter Parliament. The Pirates […]

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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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Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

Pirate Party On Track For A Record Victory In Iceland

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 resign and the government to call new elections this summer. It’s impossible, at this point, to say whether the Icelandic Pirate Party will be the largest […]

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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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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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Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

The Pirate Party Netherlands (PPNL) elected its top candidate for the national elections that will be held next year (15th of March, 2017). The election for top spot in the coming national elections took place last Sunday, during a general assembly organized specifically for this purpose. Six candidates competed for the top spot in the list: Janmaarten Batstra, Rico Brouwer, Matthijs Pontier, Dirk Poot, Bob Sikkema […]

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