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Breakthrough for Czech Pirates

 
Breakthrough for Czech Pirates

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In the national elections this past weekend the Czech Pirates (PPCZ) achieved great success and ended up as the third largest party in their parliament.

The Czech Republic is a country of 10 million people in the heart of Europe and they are also members of the European Union. Being the second Pirate Party, after Iceland, to get a seat in a national assembly is a very important step forward for the global Pirate movement.

They got 10,76% (+8.13%) of the votes, surpassing their own goal of 10%. From 0 seats in the national parliament they now have 22 persons elected. Ivan Bartos, the top candidate for PPCZ, became the second most popular politician.

The results of the Czech Pirates were especially good in the countries capital. In certain city districts they became the largest party with results of up to 18% of the votes.

The Czech Pirates have at this time declined to enter into coalition talks with the overall winners (ANO 2011) and expect to become the leaders of the opposition.

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 ivan bartos  Election  results  PPCZ  national
A new milestone for the international Pirate movement looms

 
A new milestone for the international Pirate movement looms

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Today and Tomorrow, the Pirates in the Czech Republic (PPCZ) are competing in their national elections.

PPCZ launched their campaign on 22 May 2017 with the hope of reaching 10% of the votes. Their campaign is based on two main agenda points:
  • Radical tax reforms
  • Changes to government administration
As many countries the Czech Republic has a 5% electoral threshold to enter Parliament. The Pirates have managed to reach up to as high as 7.6% in recent polls. Their chances of getting into their national parliament are quite good. If they manage to enter their national parliament they will be the second Pirate Party to achieve this goal after Iceland.

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 PPCZ  national  Czech Republic  Election