[pp.int.general] Pirates and election thresholds!

Andrew Norton ktetch at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 18:40:22 CEST 2010

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On 8/22/2010 4:03 AM, Sven Clement wrote:
> First of all I want to say that I do not want to start a "flame war" but a civil discussion on a topic I deem very important for some of the Pirate Parties around the world.
> I blogged today (quite short at http://sven.lu/blog/2010/08/against-election-thresholds/) about election thresholds and I think that Pirates should firmly stand against thresholds in elections, but as I said it's an opinion and I wanted to know how some of you guys think about it.
> I know it's not one of our foremost concerns at the moment with ACTA, INDECT and the like, but I think it's a very important topic for every Pirate Party running in upcoming elections where there is a threshold.
> Please let me know your thoughts,

This is actually an extension of a question I posed the list a year ago.
However I was focusing more on what it takes to be recognised as a party
(no matter how low the threshold, if you're not considered a party, you
can't even take part).

That research has been put on the back burner, but if anyone wants to
send me info on the requirements to be recognised as a political party,
in their country (and if local/state restrictions apply too, that would
also be good) then please do.

Andrew Norton
Legal Officer
US Pirate Party.

> Sven
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