917604 Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

Iceland’s president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has announced he has given the Pirate Party ‘captain’, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the mandate to form the country’s next ruling coalition. Informal talks between the Pirate Party, the Social Democrats, the Reform Party, the Left-Greens and Bright Future will commence immediately. Birgitta met with reporters shortly after the announcement. She said she hopes that all parties already involved in informal talks, with the inclusion of the Left-Greens, will lead to a harmonious result.

Pirate Party manifesto

In the meantime, here is the Icelandic Pirate Party’s manifesto for the October 2016 parliamentary elections. The original text can be found here in Icelandic.

The Icelandic Pirate Party wants to …

1. Adopt the New Constitution

Icelandic Pirates believe that adopting the Constitutional Council’s new constitution is a basic precondition for improving Icelandic society.

The new constitution updates Iceland’s obsolete structure of government. It contains new clauses…

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