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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-wins-and-enters-the-european-parliament-090607/

Fucking sweet!

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Pirates have 7.1 percent of the votes, beating several established parties. This means that the Pirate Party will get at least one, but most likely two of the 18 (+2) available seats Sweden has at the European Parliament.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read that on Slashdot, it's pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, go freedom of information!

I hope they end up with that extra seat!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, having a full 10th of sweden's political power on the global stage is pretty impressive and really makes other parties pay attention to the issue instead of treating it as a bargaining chip to funding.
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