Pirate Party of Greece

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Pirate Party of Greece
Leader Has no leader, but a management board.
Founded January 14, 2012 (2012-01-14)[1]
Headquarters Athens
Membership 1165 members (on 17/05/2014), but not all of them have voting rights. Only those who paid their annual subscription are allowed to vote.
Ideology Pirate politics,
Direct Democracy
International affiliation Pirate Parties International
European affiliation European Pirate Party
Politics of Greece
Political parties

The Pirate Party of Greece (Greek: Κόμμα Πειρατών Ελλάδας) is a political party in Greece. Based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party, it supports reform of copyright law, the abolition of patents, and respect for privacy.[2]

The party was founded on 14 January 2012. It was officially recognised on 10 February 2012, and had 480 members on that date.[3]

The Pirate Party of Greece is a full member of Pirate Parties International.[4]

The Greek Pirate Party supports Direct democracy via e-democracy.

May/June Legislative Elections 2012[edit]

On 6 May Greek legislative election, 2012 the party managed to present candidates in 31 of the 56 constituencies and secured 0.51% (32,484) of the total votes.[5] Out of 32 parties, the Pirate Party came 19th. In the June 2012 election the party received 0.23% of the vote (14,169), coming 14th out of 21 parties.[6]

European Elections 2014[edit]

On 25 May 2014 the party participated in the European elections in a coalition with Ecologist Greens. The coalition received 0,90% (51.573) of the vote.[7] Noted that Ecologist Greens (standalone with no coalition and before their breakup in two separate parties) received in the May 2012 election 2,93% (185.366) of the vote, and in the June 2012 election 0.88% (54.420) of the vote. Their second half, Prasinoi participated separately in the European elections and received 0.50% (28,460 votes).


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