This report has exit polling showing that the German Pirate Party won 7.5% of the vote in the largest state of Germany, North Rhine Westphalia!
Unlike the City State of Berlin, and small states like the Saarland and Schweizig-Holstein, this is a major win for the new liberty party in Germany.
The reporter here has five reasons for the rise of the Pirate Party. Here’s number four:
The fourth reason is the Piratenpartei‘s early broadening of the party platform. In Sweden, we learned the hard way in 2010 that not enough people will vote a party with a narrow platform to the general parliament. The European parliament was fine, but not the Swedish one. While we were busy running an election campaign, the German pirate party were busy discussing if – and if so, how – their program should be broadened. This was rewarded with 15 seats in the Berlin parliament, which leads me to…
I wish to add a sixth one: The Pirates are not Tweedledee nor Tweedledum and they will have to at some point take on the EU, its elites and the empire. When that happens, watch out! Liberty is on the march. Remember, “…where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” (II Corinthians 3:17 [KJV])