29th of April – Pirates II

Iceland’s Pirate Party, which was founded primarily in a bid to promote reform of the country’s copyright and open content laws, has reason to celebrate as it has won parliamentary representation for the first time in the tiny Nordic island nation.

During the country’s recent national elections, which saw center-right parties returning to power, three Pirate Party representatives squeaked by the mandatory five per cent vote and will be forming part of Iceland’s 63-member parliament, the Althing (Alþing). The wins are considered historic as Iceland’s is the first Pirate Party among many of its European counterparts to have won at the national level.

Pirates II

Pirates II


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