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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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%.