Pirate Party asked to form government in Iceland.
``The Pirates, who vowed radical reforms, came third in the elections in which no party won an outright majority... "Earlier today, I met the leaders of all parties and asked their opinion on who should lead those talks. After that I summoned Birgitta Jonsdottir and handed her the mandate," President Johannesson said on Friday.''
Though the October polls that predicted a great showing for the Pirate Party in the Icelandic elections turned out to be wrong, that election did end with a deeply divided parliament that has been unable to find enough common ground upon which to form a new government. (more…)
Iceland's president on Friday invited the anti-establishment Pirate Party to form a government, after both the right and left-wing parties each failed in their bids. President Gudni Johannesson made the announcement after meeting with the head of the Pirates parliamentary group, Birgitta Jonsdottir. Show More Summary
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Iceland's Left-Green movement said Wednesday it had failed in its bid to form a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal. Allied with the anti-establishment Pirate Party, the Social...Show More Summary
Leading Off ? Iceland – parliament (Oct. 29) Avast, scallywags! The tiny island nation of Iceland recently held early elections, after the Panama Papers corruption scandal brought down its center-right Progressive Party prime minister in April. Show More Summary
Iceland's Left-Green movement agreed on Sunday to start formal talks on forming a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal. Allied with the anti-establishment Pirate Party, the...Show More Summary
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, leader of the Icelandic Pirate Party, says privacy is more important than we realise, and wants to give more power to the people
Her devotion to social change and progressive causes helped her party triple its number of seats in the country’s recent parliamentary elections.
Halloween politics not from The Onion (I don't think): Iceland’s prime minister announced on Sunday that he would resign, as the insurgent, anti-establishment Pirate Party capitalized on a wave of anger over corruption to come in second place in the country’s general election. The prime minister, Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, announced...
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Little Iceland (population 323,000) threw its bankers in prison and started a real political revolution. Iceland's Pirate Party has tripled its seats in the 63-seat parliament, Saturday night's election results show. The Pirates won 10 seats, more than tripling its three seats in the last election. Show More Summary
By Common Dreams staff “Like Robin Hood, because Robin Hood was a pirate, we want to take the power from the powerful to give it to the people.”
There was no Pirate takeover, but the upstart party managed to make waves in Iceland. The country's party leaders were beginning meetings Sunday with Iceland's president to hammer out who will form the next government, after an election that produced big gains for the radical Pirates but gave the...
Icelanders opted for stability in a general election with the anti-establishment Pirate Party falling short of expectations and the junior partner in the outgoing government emerging on top. With voters still angered by the 2008 financial...Show More Summary
The votes are in and Iceland's Pirate Party failed to force the Independence Party to walk the plank.
The Pirate Party’s hacktivist politics have gained major ground in Iceland.