Pirate Party Snatches Seats In Berlin State Election [Headlines]
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