2016/10/27 5:00 AM
Iceland’s Pirate Party, part of a worldwide movement representing hackers, anarchists and Bitcoin enthusiasts, could possibly lead the country’s next government after Saturday. Current opinion polls have it ahead of any other party.
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Although eight parties appear on the polling chart, under a parliamentary system it’s usually the largest party that has the opportunity to form a government first. Unlike the U.S. and U.K., it’s not winner-take-all. Iceland elects its parliament proportionally, meaning the legislature may look exactly like this pie chart soon.
Iceland: Few days before elections and the Icelandic Pirate Party (@PiratePartyIS) is in the LEAD! WOW! pic.twitter.com/uxJTDI3ynK
— NIRP Umbrella (@NIRPUmbrella) October 26, 2016
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