EPRS Admin By / October 27, 2016

Althingi election results, 2007-2013

Althingi election results, 2007-2013

Althingi election results, 2007-2013

Based on the ideologies of the Swedish Piratpartiet, Iceland’s Pirate Party (Píratar, PP) was founded by former WikiLeaks collaborator Birgitta Jónsdóttir in 2012. Píratar garnered 5 % of votes and won three Althingi seats in the 2013 election. Public support for the party (which advocates direct democracy, freedom of information and expression, asylum for US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, and has no formal stance on EU membership) has continued to grow. The PP (which has urged the Pokémon Go company to turn polling stations into Pokéstops to boost youth voter turnout) has led opinion polls for months. With some 20 % public support in recent public opinion polls, the Pirates are expected to see a massive boost on 29 October, not least because the Panama Paper leaks tainted the reputation of the established elite.


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