Pirates of Catalonia
|Pirates of Catalonia |
Pirates de Catalunya
|Secretary-General||Xavier Vila i Espinosa|
|Spokesperson||Kenneth Peiruza Cerdán|
|Founded||October 4, 2010|
|Youth wing||Grumets Pirates|
|Ideology||Freedom of Information, privacy, copyright and patent reform, transparency of government, education|
|International affiliation||Pirate Parties International|
|Politics of Spain |
Pirates de Catalunya (Catalan: Pirates of Catalonia, PIRATA.CAT) is a political party in Catalonia. Based on the model of the Swedish Piratpartiet and member of the Pirate Parties International, it supports intellectual property reform, open access to culture and knowledge, transparency and Direct Democracy.
The party was founded in August 2010 and was officially registered as a political party in October. The party contested for the first time in an election for the 2010 Catalan election, held on 28 November 2010, where it got 6.489 votes (0,21%). The party held its first assembly on December 22, 2010 in Barcelona.
May 2011 Local Elections
The party competed in Local elections in May 2011. The party gained two municipal Councillors, one in Sant Fruitós de Bages and another in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. They triplied results in Barcelona, from 1767 votes (0.25%) to 4659 (0.77%). in Hospitalet they increased from 0.24% to 0.99%. In Lleida from 0.23% to 0.80%. In Mataró of 0.20% to 1.19% and Mollet, from 0.20% to 0.83%.
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