24 percent of citizens would vote for a Pirate candidate today, read the poll, and founder Rick Falkvinge called the result an "extraordinary accomplishment."
First established in 2006 in Sweden, the Pirate Party has been at the forefront of discussions on copyright reform, privacy and freedom of speech.
In Iceland, the party launched about 30 months ago, and in the previous poll, only 13 percent of respondendts would have voted for a Pirate candidate. Independence party candidates were nearly as popular, at 23.4 percent, down from 25.5 percent previously. The Social Democratic Alliance polled at 15.5 percent followed by the Progressive Party at 11 percent.
"People are sick of traditional politics and the revolving doors. They are hopefully ready for more responsibility for that is one of our main aims, to create platforms for people to be more engaged via direct democracy. People seem to like that we speak like other people and behave like ordinary people," added Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Mar 2015 22:21