The First Elected Pirate in the History of Dutch Politics

The First Elected Pirate in the History of Dutch Politics

The Piratenpartij Netherlands (PPNL) has achieved an historic result with the Amsterdam elections of 2014. With the seat for Jelle de Graaf in the board committee of Amsterdam West, PPNL has the first elected pirate in the history of Dutch politics. Assuming that irregularities in Amsterdam will not lead to changes in the numbers of seats, they almost won another two seats during the elections. The Piratenpartij Netherlands came 182 […]

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Pirates in the Netherlands prepare for local elections

Pirates in the Netherlands prepare for local elections

The first half of this year will be a busy one for the Pirate Party of the Netherlands(PPNL). Not only will they compete in the European elections in May. On the 19 March 2014 PPNL will also participate in local elections for the first time in its history. They will compete in only four of the country’s municipalities, namely: Amsterdam, Binnenmaas, Groningen and Zwolle. Interesting […]

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Music industry seeks to ruin Pirate Party leaders

Music industry seeks to ruin Pirate Party leaders

The Pirate Party of the United Kingdom has been threatend by the music industry for hosting a Pirate Bay proxy. Also their leaders have been threated on personal level that they would be finacially ruined. Similar the same has happend to the Pirate Bay of the Netherlands and both parties are in need of donations.

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Dutch Pirates Elect New Core Team

Dutch Pirates Elect New Core Team

Over 60 Pirates attended the annual meeting of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands on 25 November 2012. They elected members to their “Core Team” and although some positions remained vacant they developed a way to enable people who, although not gaining enough votes to gain a position, if they got a simple majority they could become reserve board members. They also reinvigorated the party’s commitment to the Uppsala Declaration and further strengthened the democratic principle with structure changes.

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A Busy Weekend for Pirates on the International Stage

A Busy Weekend for Pirates on the International Stage

The Pirate Times team is getting ready to report on a lot of Pirate activity this weekend 24-25 November 2012. Three national conferences, one election and the foundation of a new national Pirate Party.

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Interview with Dirk Poot, first candidate of the Dutch Pirate Party

Interview with Dirk Poot, first candidate of the Dutch Pirate Party

Dirk Poot was the first candidate of the Dutch Pirate Party for the past parliamentary elections on 12 September 2012. He is the press spokesperson and a member of the Board of PPNL.  Even though the Pirates did not make it into the parliament the results improved significantly from the elections in 2010. Overall they tripled their number of voters from 10,471 in the last […]

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PPNL Did Not Get a Seat But the Future is Looking Bright

PPNL Did Not Get a Seat But the Future is Looking Bright

Update: PPNL just passed 30 000 votes and has now a total of 30 438 votes with four regions left to count. One of these “regions” left is the postal votes. Pirate Times have been following the Dutch elections today. With the counting of the regions very close to done: 411 Final Results (98.1%), 1 Partial results (0.2%) and 7 Waiting for results (1.7%) we can see that […]

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Dutch Election Today! First National Seat For the Pirates?

Dutch Election Today! First National Seat For the Pirates?

In one hour we should know the preliminary results from the Dutch elections and how Piratenpartij (PPNL) did. For live coverage you can take a look at one of the two following people covering it Justus Römeth and Andrew Norton. Some selected excerpts from the reporting by Justus Römeth (part of Pirate Times reporters) can be seen below.

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General elections in the Netherlands

General elections in the Netherlands

You may have missed it, but Holland is slowly but surely being gripped by election fever as election night creeps closer. It is still a while away though, as they’re being held on 12th of September. Yet the electioneering battle has already started, still low key, as the various parties position themselves. The Dutch ‘Piratenpartij’ recently entered the political arena in a multi-party system, meaning […]

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