Pirate Party Switzerland

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Pirate Party Switzerland
German name Piratenpartei Schweiz (PPS)
French name Parti Pirate Suisse (PPS)
Italian name Partito Pirata Svizzera (PPS)
Romansh name Partida da Pirats Svizra (PPS)
President Alexis Roussel
Founded 12 July 2009[1]
Headquarters Piratenpartei Schweiz, CH-1337 Vallorbe
Ideology Pirate politics, freedom of Information, privacy
International affiliation Pirate Parties International
Colours Orange
Website
www.pirateparty.ch
Politics of Switzerland
Political parties
Elections
Swiss Federal Council
Federal Chancellor
Federal Assembly
Council of States (members)
National Council (members)
Voting

The Pirate Party Switzerland (German: Piratenpartei Schweiz, French: Parti Pirate Suisse, Italian: Partito Pirata Svizzera, Romansh: Partida da Pirats Svizra) is a political party in Switzerland, based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party.[2] The party was founded on July 12, 2009 in Zürich by about 150 people.[3][4] By the end of February 2012, the PPS had around about 1800 members.[5]

The first election success happened on 7 March 2010 when Marc Wäckerlin was elected to the Winterthur city council.[6]

Patrick Mächler of the PPS was head member of Pirate Parties International (PPI) from July 2009 to February 2010,[7] the umbrella organisation of the international Pirate Party movement.[8]

On 13 March 2011, the party achieved 0.8% of the votes in a local election in Lausanne. On 3 April, they obtained 0.56% of the vote in a regional election in Zurich.[9] In the federal elections of October 2011, the party failed to win a seat, gathering 0.48% of the popular vote (11,616 votes). On 23 September 2012, PPS member Alex Arnold was elected as part-time mayor of Eichberg.[10][11]

Change in number of members[edit]

  • Party was founded. (July 12, 2009, 150 people at the foundation)
  • Federal elections in Germany, speaking press published several articles on the German Pirate Party. (October 3, 2009, 500 members)
  • Prevention campaign on violent video games, flash mob in Bern. (March 18, 2010, 750 members)
  • Wikileaks case, the site under the domain name wikileaks.ch belongs to Swiss Pirate Party. (December 3, 2010, 950 members)
  • Elections in Berlin where the Pirate Party gets 9% of the vote. (September 16, 2011, 1425 members)
  • Achieved 2000 members. (July 12, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schweizer Piratenpartei gegründet". heise online (in German). 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  2. ^ Knobel, Reto (2009-07-06). "Die Bausteine für den Überwachungsstaat sind gelegt". Tages-Anzeiger-Online (in German) (Tamedia AG). Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Piratenpartei Schweiz gegründet". NZZ Online (in German) (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Piratpartiet får efterföljare". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 12 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Statistics". Pirate Party Switzerland. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  6. ^ "Grünliberale und Piratenpartei gewinnen in Winterthur". Tages-Anzeiger-Online (in German) (Tamedia AG). 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  7. ^ Patrick Mächler steps down - Jerry Weyer Steps up!, PPI, March 2, 2010
  8. ^ About PPI, Pirate Party International.
  9. ^ PPI wiki
  10. ^ Erster Pirate wird Gemeindepräsident (First Pirate to become mayor) (in German)
  11. ^ Nordenfur, Anton. Pirate Times: "Alex Arnold Becomes the First Elected Pirate Mayor!" (2012-09-24)

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