Pirate Party (Belgium)

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Pirate Party
Founded 28 June 2009
Headquarters Brussels
Ideology Pirate politics,
IP reform,
International affiliation Pirate Parties International
European Parliament
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Brussels Parliament
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Flemish Parliament
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Walloon Parliament
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Politics of Belgium
Political parties

The Pirate Party of Belgium (Dutch: Piratenpartij, French: Parti Pirate) is a political party in Belgium. Based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party, it supports reform of copyright law, the abolition of patents, and respect for privacy.[1] It was a founding member of Pirate Parties International.[2]

General elections[edit]

The party participated for the first time in the 2010 elections.[3] of 13 June, but only for the electoral district of Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde, where they received 0.26% of the votes.


  1. Jurgen Rateau


  1. Marouan El Moussaoui
  2. Monika Kornacka
  3. Gilles Douillet
  4. Delphine Chevalier
  5. Julien Deswaef
  6. Mahdiya El-Ouiali

Municipal and provincial elections of 2012[edit]

The party presented lists at municipal and provincial elections in Belgium in 2012, in 14 municipalities and 26 provincial districts. The provincial results were generally around 1% in Flanders and 3% in Walloon.

The best result they obtained was 3.42% in provincial district of Tournai by Paul Bossu and at the communal level, 5.16% at Louvain-la-Neuve, the list led by Lionel Dricot. The pirates at Ottigines list-Louvain-la-Neuve were only 14 votes short of a seat.


  1. ^ "Programma" (in Dutch). Pirate Party Belgium. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ "22 Pirate Parties from all over the world officially founded the Pirate Parties International". Pirate Parties International. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ "List of candidates election district Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde" (in Dutch). Federal Government of Belgium. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  4. ^ Piratenpartij (2010-05-29). "list - Pirate Party - Piratenpartij - Parti Pirate" [List of Candidates] (in Dutch, French). Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  5. ^ Piratenpartij (2010-05-29). "list - Pirate Party - Piratenpartij - Parti Pirate" [List of Candidates] (in Dutch, French). Retrieved 2010-06-10. 

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