The Icelandic Pirate Party did not score the overwhelming victory predicted by early polling, but with 14.5% of the total vote, they are still in position to be the senior party in a ruling coalition that could form the next government.
According to the first results that came in over the past few hours, one in five Icelanders voted Pirate in the national parliamentary elections. This is an impressive victory for the Pirate Party, which increased the number of parliament seats from three to nine in just three years.
This makes the Pirates one of the big winners of the election, and the third largest party in the country behind the Independence Party and the Left-Green Movement which got 29.1% and 15.8% of the votes.
Traditionally, Iceland has a coalition government consisting of several parties. With this outcome the party now has a prominent seat at the negotiation table, where the new government will be formed during the weeks to come.
Pirate Party Books Election Victory in Iceland
pirate party,elections,uspoli,politics,happy mutants,iceland
I’ve mentioned it online before, but here we go: Two years ago, my wife and I decided to leave our rented home behind and move into a 40-foot RV. We spend our spring and summer in Alberta, Canada where she has a job for six months of the year working as an addictions counselor. The […]
Androkavo tests some of the cheap eBay solder against the brand-name stuff; it gets there in the end, but it’s surely not the advertized 60/40 alloy and needs to be close to 400° before it behaves itself.
MIT Tech Review's Antonio Regalado rounds up the year's stupidest, worst moments in tech, from the guy who created his own CRISPR-based gene therapy to beef up his muscles and injected it to Donald Trump's Twitter feed to the FCC's Net Neutrality catastrophe. Of course, Juicero rates a mention.
We live during a time where cyberattacks regularly make news headlines, so it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity professionals are experiencing a surge in demand at even the entry level, making now the ideal time to learn the tools of the trade if you’re considering a career switch. The 2018 Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle offers […]
It’s no secret that companies are eager to hire new project managers and pay them hefty salaries to ensure their initiatives make it from A to B. However, demand alone isn’t quite enough to get your foot in the door as a project manager these days. Without the right certifications, companies will have a hard time […]
Whether you’re looking to switch careers or advance in the one you’re in, chances are you’re going to need to add some new skills to your repertoire before you can make your move. While going back to school is certainly an option, Virtual Training Company makes it possible for users to acquire new skills in […]