Censorship, data protection, and filesharing-centric campaign wins 8.5% of the vote.

An upstart band of internet freedom activists are to enter Berlin’s state parliament, ousting the Free Democrats, Angela Merkel’s junior partner in the unpopular national government. It marks a remarkable success for the small Pirate party, which attracted 8.5% of the vote, winning its first ever seats in a state parliament, according to the first exit polls on Sunday. Guardian

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