Pirate Party Luxembourg

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Pirate Party Luxembourg

Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg
PresidentStarsky Flor
Marie-Paule Dondelinger
Founded4 October 2009
Headquarters1a, rue de Luxembourg
L-8184 Kopstal (Koplescht)
IdeologyPirate politics
Direct democracy[2]
Copyright reform[2]
Government transparency[2]
European affiliationEuropean Pirate Party
International affiliationPirate Parties International
ColoursPurple, White, Black
Chamber of Deputies
2 / 60
European Parliament
0 / 6
Local councils
3 / 600
Sven Clement
Sven Clement, president[3]

The Pirate Party Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg, German: Piratenpartei Luxemburg, French: Parti pirate du Luxembourg) is a registered political party in Luxembourg. The party follows the pirate political doctrine developed by the Swedish Pirate Party. It champions citizen's rights, improved data protection and privacy for physical persons, more transparency of government, free access to information and education. Beyond this, it calls for an in-depth overhaul of copyright and patent law, and is opposed to all kinds of censorship. A fundamental principle is grassroots democracy, which gives the possibility to each member to help shape the future of the party. Like most parties in Luxembourg, the Pirate Party is strongly pro-European. It is a member of Pirate Parties International, the umbrella organisation of the international Pirate Party movement.[4]

The Pirate Party Luxembourg was founded in Luxemburg City on October 4, 2009.[3][5] Its membership evolved from 14 founding-members to 331[1] (in April, 2014).

The President is Sven Clement, who was also the main candidate for the general elections in 2013[6] and the European elections in 2014.[7] The vice-president is Sven Wohl, the treasurer is Ben Allard and the general secretary is Andy Maar. Another prominent figure is Jerry Weyer, former vice-president and co-founder of the party who was also co-president of Pirate Parties International (PPI) from March 2010 to 2011.[8]

Election results[edit]

Election Votes % Seats +/–
2013 96,270 2.94
0 / 60
2018 227,549 6.45
2 / 60
Increase 2


  1. ^ a b [1], Pirateparty Luxembourg, presidency meeting protocol
  2. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Luxembourg". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Piratenpartei Luxemburg macht klar Schiff". Luxemburger Wort (in German). 5 October 2009. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ About PPI, Pirate Party International.
  5. ^ (in Luxembourgish) Geschicht vun der Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg, Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg.
  6. ^ Pirates ready for first general elections, Wort.lu/en
  7. ^ Piraten starten in Europa-Wahlkampf, Wort.lu
  8. ^ Patrick Mächler steps down - Jerry Weyer Steps up!, PPI, March 2, 2010

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