Pirate Party Victory Looms, Arggg — The Pirate Party will control the Althing according to the latest polls.
The party, which uses pirate symbols and costumes, has an extreme libertarian platform which includes freedom of speech, skepticism of the European Union, legalization of drugs and Icelandic citizenship for Eric Snowden.
It was founded in 2012 and got a boost when it led the condemnation of the Jan. 7, 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting. It became the nation’s leading political group after the Panama Papers scandal implicated prime minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson forcing his resignation last spring.
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Pirate Party Victory Looms, Arggg