Pirate Party of Greece

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Pirate Party of Greece

Κόμμα Πειρατών Ελλάδας
LeaderHas no leader, but a management board.
Founded14 January 2012 (2012-01-14)[1]
HeadquartersAthens
IdeologyPirate politics
European affiliationEuropean Pirate Party
International affiliationPirate Parties International
Website
http://www.pirateparty.gr

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 Pirate Party of Greece is a full member of Pirate Parties International.[3]

The party was founded on 14 January 2012. It was officially recognized on 10 February 2012, and had 480 members on that date.[4] At the 8 December 2013 Congress, the principles of Direct Democracy and Ecology were deleted. The proceedings of the 2013 congress have not been published.[5] Today the party has about 20-25 active members.[6][7]

Elections[edit]

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.[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]

European Elections 2014[edit]

On 25 May 2014 the party participated in the 2014 European elections in a coalition with Ecologist Greens. The coalition received 0,90% (51.573) of the vote.[10] 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).

European Elections 2019[edit]

In May 2019 the party participated in the 2019 European elections in a coalition with Popular Unity.[11] The coalition received 0,56% (31.674) of the vote.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greek pirates willing to "sail" in the local political ocean".
  2. ^ Αρχές-Πρόγραμμα (in Greek). Pirateparty.gr.
  3. ^ "Pirates of the world united in Prague at the Pirate Parties International conference 2012". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08.
  4. ^ Το Κόμμα των Πειρατών πήρε θέση στην πολιτική ζωή της Ελλάδας (in Greek).
  5. ^ https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=el&sl=el&tl=en&u=https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Κόμμα_Πειρατών_Ελλάδας#Ιστορία
  6. ^ http://forum.pirateparty.gr/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8153
  7. ^ https://translate.google.gr/translate?hl=el&sl=el&tl=fr&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.pirateparty.gr%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D11%26t%3D8153
  8. ^ "Parliamentary Elections May 2012" (in Greek). Greek Ministry of Interior. Archived from the original on 2012-06-19.
  9. ^ "Parliamentary Elections June 2012" (in Greek). Greek Ministry of Interior. Archived from the original on 2012-06-19.
  10. ^ "European Elections May 2014" (in Greek). Greek Ministry of Interior. Archived from the original on 2014-05-27.
  11. ^ "Παρουσίαση υποψηφίων Ευρωβουλευτών Κόμματος Πειρατών Ελλάδας" [Presentation of Pirate Party Greece's candidates for MEPs] (in Greek). Pirate Party of Greece. 2019-04-18. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Επικράτεια | Ευρωεκλογές - Μάιος 2019" (in Greek). Greek Ministry of Interior. Retrieved June 2, 2019.

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