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Icelandic Pirate Party triples number of seats in 2016 election

by Futures Centre, Nov 10
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On 28 October 2016 the Icelandic Pirate Party more than tripled its number of seats in parliament, from three to ten.

The party aims to transform Iceland’s current ‘dysfunctional system’ by promoting direct democracy and complete government transparency. It sets policies through online polls and thinks that the government should do the same. Founded by Wikileaks activist and web developer Brigitta Jonsdottir, the party has accelerated to lead polls in its four years of existence, signalling a change in Iceland’s attitudes towards the establishment and its electoral system.

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