Swedish Citizens Vote Pirates into European Parliament
Late last week, Europe held election for the European Parliament, the legislative branch of the European Union. The Pirate Party apparently appealed to Swedish voters, as it scored 7.1 percent of the vote, enough to snag a nice bounty — a seat in the Parliament.
Christian Engstrom, the party’s top candidate, cheered the news, stating, “This is fantastic! This shows that there are a lot of people who think that personal integrity is important and that it matters that we deal with the Internet and the new information society in the right way.”