On Monday, 2 May 2016, a new Chairperson for the Swedish Pirate Party (PPSE) was elected. PPSE has been without a leader since the end of 2014. At the current General Assembly the members of the party decided to elect Magnus Andersson, from Gothenburg, to this position. The Swedish Pirate Party provided the seed for the Pirate Movement that later spread across the globe. The founder of the […]
The Swedish Prime Minister has now officially called off the planned snap election originally set for March, 2015. The snap election, which came from a cabinet crisis after the September elections, would have been the first snap election in Sweden for over half a century. The past month has been a tumultuous one for the Swedish Pirate Party. In early December, long-standing party leader Anna Troberg […]
The Swedish Pirate Party is going through exciting times. They just finished electing new board members when the leadership announced that they were not willing to continue in their roles at the end of the year. To top it all off the government announced snap elections for March 22 2015 – the first such election in Sweden since 1958. The Pirate Party is still recovering from […]
Ajöss och tack för fisken (Goodbye and thanks for the fish) said Anna Troberg, long standing Leader for the Pirate Party of Sweden, as she declared that she will not be available for a reelection for 2015 when her term ends at the end of this year. Not only that, both the Deputy Leader, Marit Deldén, and Party Secretary, Henrik Brändén, announced that they would not either […]
Sunday was national, regional and local elections in Sweden. The preliminary results from the Swedish national election are public now with the rest still being counted. The Swedish Pirate Party did not manage to achieve their goal of more than 1% in the national election and to enter local parliaments throughout the country. The Pirate Party was not listed in the preliminary results, but the group of “others” only amounted to total […]
Just as the Australian Pirates were celebrating their crowdfunding success we received news that the Swedish Pirates are pursuing a similar fundraising effort for the European Parliament elections with a page where Pirates (and other supporters) can make targeted donations. Currently there are 13 different options to donate to at http://crowdfunding.piratpartiet.se/ and in less than a week they have gathered ~5000 Euros through their crowdfunding campaign. Those who donate […]
The Swedish Pirate Party has now presented its list for the upcoming elections to the European Union. The list is led by Christian Engström and Amelia Andersdotter, the party’s two current parliamentarians.
In a new poll about attitudes towards the Swedish Pirate Party, 13 % could consider voting for the party during the EU elections next year. In the same poll, 9 out of 10 Swedes report being against mass surveillance. With 13% of votes the results are almost double the percentage of votes the Swedish Pirates received in the 2009 elections, in which they entered the […]
The year 2014 is the year of elections for the European Union. The Swedish Pirate Party is now planning on how to keep their two Members of Parliament, and has invited for a member convention on the topic. The Swedish Pirate Party does not have a grande history of physical meet ups, and instead have their two yearly member meetings online – something that at […]
The Swedish Young Pirates had their annual member congress in April, on which they elected a new board, as well as new politics on areas such as immigration, marriage rights, voting age, environment, and other.