German Pirate Party overtakes Greens, survey by Forsa shows

“Germany’s upstart Pirate Party has overtaken the Greens to become the third strongest political grouping in the country, according to a new poll. The survey by Forsa for broadcaster RTL showed support for the Pirates, whose platform is based on internet freedom and more direct participation in politics, pushing up to 13 percent and outstripping the Greens for the first time.” Not surprising. I have lots of close friends in Germany (especially in the former DDR), and for obvious reasons, I’ve noticed they tend to have a very firm grasp of concepts like privacy and government spying. The bit about six parties being a lot and troublesome for coalition building made me smile.

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