Monday, October 24, 2016
It seems that many people are as disgusted with politics and political parties as we are... the Pirate Party looks set to win big in Iceland.
A relatively new party founded in 2012 they managed to squeak past the 5% threshold to get representation in the Althing, the national parliament.
In mid-2015 they successfully managed to repeal Iceland's blasphemy law following the earlier Charlie Hebdo shootings.
Currently polls show the Pirate Party leading with 22.6% of the vote in the general election slated for 29 October.
Started in Sweden there are now Pirate Parties in 17 European countries, the US, Canada, Israel, and Australia. They have elected representatives in Sweden, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
Labels: Pirate Party