Iceland's Pirate Party Could Make Major Gains In Parliament
In the year of Brexit and Donald Trump's nomination, it shouldn't be that surprising.By Lauren Stephenson | October 24, 2016
In a political year like this one — with Donald Trump winning the Republican presidential nomination and the U.K. voting its way out of the EU — the possibility that Iceland's Pirate Party might win the upcoming national election shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The party formed four years ago based on the Swedish Pirate Party's ideology, which wants information "to be free, not kept behind closed doors." Iceland's party has flourished in recent months, as more people have lost trust in mainstream politicians and now favor populism. Sound familiar?