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Pirate Party could win Seat in the EU

Traditional Parties asleep

| Posted: Jun 1, 2009 3:25 pm

With Computex getting ready to kick off in less than 24 hours everyone's eyes are focused there on that massive IT show. But there are still some interesting things going in other news.

 

I found this one to be very interesting as it could be an indication of things to come.

 

It looks like the Pirate Party is gaining traction in the EU. As of the last polling they have could potentially win a seat in the government. The only thing I can say here is that if they do get it the whole idea of the big media companies bullying the government could be a thing of the past.

 

Read more here.

 

Pirate Party could win Seat in the EU

 


According to AFP, membership shot up after a Stockholm court on April 17 sentenced four Swedes to a year in jail for running one of the world's biggest filesharing sites, The Pirate Bay.

 

Opinion polls show the party with between 5.5 and 7.9 percent of votes, well above the four percent required to win a seat.

 

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