[pp.int.general] question about organisation of national pirate parties
nuitari at pirateparty.ca
Wed Mar 10 08:42:27 CET 2010
> I'd like to know how national parties are organised. I assume that in
> most countries only registered associations can register as political
> parties, like in the Netherlands? In particular I am interested in the
> *internal* democracy of national PP's. Do you adopt a one-man-one-vote
> system, or a tiered system? Some people argue that a tiered system is
> indispensable for defense against "troll" attacks (e.g. a major GEMA
> delegation in Germany becoming PPDE member - so that there is a
> pro-copyright majority), but - at least under (even "default") Dutch
> association law, the board decides who can be a member - and will not
> accept memebrship applications from trolls.
> I believe that direct democracy is indispensable for a political
> organisation. Do you?
We mostly have a one man one vote system, however we kept a mechanism for
the "federal council" to be able to expel members if required.
The full federal council isn't yet established, and in the interim it is
the 5 executives of the party.
The Federal council itself is 5 people elected, and 5 people to represent
the provinces & territories of Canada.
A member of the Federal Council can be removed if 75% of the council
approves a resolution to do so, or if a simple majority of the membership
vote on a resolution during a meeting.
There is also a 30 day delay between membership and the right to vote.
Though right now we're still not fully operating on these levels, this is
what we are aiming for. There is still a lack of deeply involved people.
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