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Pirate Party Sets Sail with Two Issues

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Pirate Party Sets Sail with Two Issues

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Yesterday, the Pirate Party general meeting voted to agree on a resolution, which emphasizes the party’s goal of keeping two main issues at the forefront for next term: Those are the adoption of a new constitution and a referendum regarding whether the Icelandic nation would like to continue negotiations for membership in the European Union, according to RÚV. The Pirate Party would like next term to be short.

The resolution, which was accepted unanimously and received with applause by members of the party, has to do with promises the party would make the nation, says Mörður Ingólfsson, Pirate Party member:

“That next term be short and that there will be two issues only for discussion: those of the constitution and of the application for European Union membership. That the purpose of parliament be to deliver these to the nation—in a referendum regarding the E.U. issue on one hand, and by adopting a new constitution on the other, that is, new constitutional law based on suggestions from the Constitutional Council. We believe these to be the nation’s foremost issue. We think the support, the great support the Pirate Party has enjoyed, is based on the fact that people want Pirates to make fundamental changes.”

Since January of this year, polls have shown rapidly growing support for the Pirate Party. The latest Gallup poll, conducted in July, showed the party with support of 32 percent—more than any other political party in Iceland.

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