Throughout the 15 countries that had Pirate Parties participating in the EU elections there was a total of 840.446 votes for Pirate Parties. There was one MEP elected in Germany, Julia Reda, where they reached 1.45% In Czech Republic they where extremely close (4.78%) and now have 10 days to try and turn the missing 0.22% to the barrier in their favor through their constitutional […]
Today we will report live about the results of the EU elections. We expect the first public count to be available around 23.00 with some adjustments afterwards. Before that we will have exit polls, preliminary talk about possibilities and turnout. Contact us if you are able to help with the live-reporting! Follow here and on #votepirate Today we will report live about the results of […]
The elections for the European Parliament have already started. Today Czech Republic will be voting for their 21 seats and the French overseas territory will decide on 3 seats. We will be reporting live about their chances and cover the preliminary results. Tomorrow is the last day of the EU elections when the majority of countries will be voting. We will cover the results live […]
20 March 2014 was the date for municipal elections in France, the elections where spread over two parts where the second round took place on 30 March. The French Pirate Party supported 10 candidates during the elections. Despite only a few candidates, the Pirate Party won 2 seats in the first round. One, Freddy Vasseur was elected with a center-right list in Portes-lès-Valence (Act and […]
“we are very proud of what we have managed to accomplish in Brussels with the help of [our] strategy, this despite us only having 2 mandates of approximately 750, which is approximately 0.27% of the votes in the EU-parliament” – Christian Engström, MEP for the Swedish Pirate Party in the European Parliament In the last EU elections, held in 2009, the Swedish Pirate Party managed […]
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 […]
The Bavarian Pirates expected a difficult time in the most conservative state in Germany, Bavaria. In the federal elections they could only get 1.9% and similar disappointing results in the state elections. The hurdles for participating in the municipal elections is very high and many Pirate candidates chose to run on open or shared candidate lists with parties that they shared policy objectives with. There […]
This last Saturday, 8 February 2014, there was a by-election for the House of Representatives in the electorate of Griffith in Australia. The Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) managed to place fourth out of the eleven candidates with 1.5% of the votes.