Pirate Party of Catalonia

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Pirates of Catalonia

Pirates de Catalunya
Secretary-GeneralEnric Pineda Traïd
Founded4 October 2010
HeadquartersBarcelona
Youth wingGrumets Pirates
Membership (2012)767[1]
IdeologyPirate politics
Freedom of Information
Protection of privacy
Intellectual property reform
Transparency of government
Direct democracy
Catalan right of self-determination
Catalan independence (since 2017 referendum)[2]
European affiliationEuropean Pirate Party
International affiliationPirate Parties International
Local Government
2 / 9,137
[3]
Website
pirates.cat

Pirates of Catalonia (Catalan: Pirates de Catalunya, PIRATA.CAT) is a political party in Catalonia. The party is based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party and is a member of the Pirate Parties International, it supports intellectual property reform, open access to culture and knowledge, transparency and direct democracy.[4]

The party was founded in August 2010 and was officially registered as a political party in October.[5][6] The party contested for the first time in an election for the 2010 Catalan election, held on 28 November 2010, where it got 6.489 votes (0,21%).[7] The party held its first assembly on December 22, 2010 in Barcelona.[8]

May 2011 Local Elections[edit]

The party ran candidates in local elections in May 2011. It gained two municipal councillors, one in Sant Fruitós de Bages and another in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. They tripled results in Barcelona, from 1767 votes (0.25%) to 4659 (0.77%). In Hospitalet they increased from 0.24% to 0.99%. In Lleida from 0.23% to 0.80%. In Mataró of 0.20% to 1.19% and Mollet, from 0.20% to 0.83%

Council Votes Valid percent Seats
Barcelona 4.659 0,77% 0
Hospitalet de Llobregat 837 0,99% 0
Lleida 360 0,80% 0
Mataró 530 1,19% 0
Mollet del Vallès 144 0,83% 0
Reus(1) 1.918 5,11% 0
Santa Coloma de Gramanet (2) 2.575 6,65% 1
Sant Fruitós de Bages (3) 384 11,66% 1
Tarragona (1) 1.099 2,28% 0

(1) In the candidates list of Candidatura d'Unitat Popular.
(2) In coalition with Gent de Gramenet.
(3) In coalition with Imagina't Sant Fruitós - AM.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pirates de Catalunya, membre de ple dret de la Internacional de Partits Pirates. VilaWeb, 2012.
  2. ^ "U d'octubre: recordem, reivindiquem, reclamem la República". Pirates de Catalunya (in Catalan). 1 October 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ RESULTS FOR PIRATES IN THE SPANISH LOCAL ELECTIONS
  4. ^ "Què és PIRATA.CAT?". pirata.cat/bloc (in Catalan). November 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  5. ^ "El Partit Pirata anirà a les eleccions catalanes". vilaweb.cat (in Catalan). August 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  6. ^ "Ja som oficials!". pirata.cat/bloc (in Catalan). October 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  7. ^ "Parlament de Catalunya 2010 - Resultats provisionals - Catalunya". parlament2010resultats.cat (in Catalan). November 28, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  8. ^ "Resultats primera assemblea general". pirata.cat/bloc (in Catalan). December 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  9. ^ "Resultats may 2011". pirata.cat/bloc (in Catalan). May 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-23.

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