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 20-25 active members [2]
Ideology Pirate politics,
Freedom of information
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.[3]

The party was founded on 14 January 2012. It was officially recognised on 10 February 2012, and had 480 members on that date.[4]

The Pirate Party of Greece is a full member of Pirate Parties International.[5]

Due to the extensive [[censorship] that is practiced in the party by an undemocratic lobby, only 20-25 active members remain.[6] A new pirate party is planned. The new pirate party focus both in pirate principles and in direct democracy, and hopes to represent all disappointed pirates that left.[7]

May/June Legislative Elections 2012

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.[8] 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.[9]


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