Pirate Party of Catalonia

Pirates of Catalonia (Catalan: Pirates de Catalunya, PIRATA.CAT) is a political party in Catalonia. The party is based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party and is a member of the Pirate Parties International, it supports intellectual property reform, open access to culture and knowledge, transparency and direct democracy.[4]

Pirates of Catalonia
Pirates de Catalunya
Secretary-GeneralEnric Pineda Traïd
Founded4 October 2010
HeadquartersBarcelona
Youth wingGrumets Pirates
Membership (2012)767[1]
IdeologyPirate politics
Freedom of Information
Protection of privacy
Intellectual property reform
Transparency of government
Direct democracy
Catalan right of self-determination
Catalan independence[2]
National affiliationPirate Party (Spain)
International affiliationPirate Parties International
Local Government
2 / 9,137
[3]
Website
pirates.cat

The party was founded in August 2010 and was officially registered as a political party in October.[5][6] 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%).[7] The party held its first assembly on December 22, 2010 in Barcelona.[8]


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