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Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany
| Mon, May 7th 2012 2:48pm
| Mike Masnick
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:41:42 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
from the momentum dept
It really appears that The Pirate Party is no fluke in Germany. After winning 9% of the vote in the Berlin parliament elections, and then 7.4% in Saarland, the party has now received 8.2% of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein. These are each local "state" elections, and there's another big one next week, in Northrhine-Westphalia, where they're apparently polling in a similar range. It seems clear that The Pirate Party is certainly surpassing the German Green Party as the preeminent 3rd party -- and it seems to be having an impact. As we noted, the Greens have tried to co-opt much of the Pirate Party's agenda as their own, and Germany's major political parties have started to show a much more reasoned approach to copyright as well.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: german; party; pirate
Do they wear eyepatches?
They like to ARRRRGue with their opponents.
posted on 05/08/2012 8:45:07 AM PDT
(Looting the future to bribe the present)
posted on 05/08/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT
(Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
Is Sept. 19th their national holiday?... arrrrhg. :-)
posted on 05/08/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT
(WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...old Brazilian saying: "$@me $hit; different flie$". :^)
When do we get our ration of rum?
posted on 05/08/2012 8:58:25 AM PDT
([You must help] people in the community
feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
(Harr out loud)
aye matey, a ration o’rum it’ll be for me, or curtains it’ll be for thee!
Napster shall be avenged!
posted on 05/08/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT
(I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
posted on 05/08/2012 9:37:21 AM PDT
by Michael Barnes
posted on 05/08/2012 10:31:32 AM PDT
by Fiji Hill
Hmmm... I wonder if they’ll get any good press at all? The candidates will necessarily have an ARR after their names
posted on 05/08/2012 10:36:41 AM PDT
(How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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