“According to the latest poll by the Sifo, the results of which are published in the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper, the Pirate Party received support from 8.2 percent of voters, which is enough to give it two seats in the European Parliament,” says The Local, going on:
“The party’s support has grown by 2.2 percent since the previous poll, which is a statistically significant rise.
“The 3.8 percent drop for the Social Democrats, which brings the party’s overall support to 27.9 percent, is also statistically significant.”
Earlier today, “The party has been receiving about 6 percent support in recent polls, which would be enough to win a seat in the European Parliament,” p2pnet quoted Pirate Party founder and chairman Rickard Falkvinge saying in an Associated Press story.
“We tripled our member count in a week,” he stated, addin his party’s, “advocacy of shortening the duration of copyright protection and allowing noncommercial file-sharing between individuals is catching on around Europe.”
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