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How Powerful Is Iceland's Pirate Party?

A party founded by activists and hackers with a progressive agenda is on course to win in Iceland's elections. So what is the Pirate Party?

This Saturday, Iceland will hold a general election and surprisingly, the Pirate Party has a good chance of winning. Iceland's Pirate Party is relatively new having only been around for about four years, but after the Panama Papers scandal that forced the Prime Minister out of office, the Pirate Party was already polling at 43%.

So, how powerful is the Pirate Party in Iceland and what will happen if they actually win the election? Jules Suzdaltsev has more in this video.

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