From Iceland — Pirate Party To Make Constitution, EU Referendum Main Focus

Pirate Party To Make Constitution, EU Referendum Main Focus

Published September 1, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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There are two main issues the Pirate Party wants to focus on this coming parliamentary term: changing the Constitution, and starting a European Union accession referendum.

The Pirate Party concluded their annual general meeting last weekend, RÚV reports, and while much was discussed, the primary subject concerned the party’s goals for the next parliamentary season, which is set to begin next month.

In a consensus-based meeting, the Pirates agreed that two issues should be the primary focus for the next term: to put forward a public referendum on a new constitutional draft, as well as a public referendum on whether or not to seek accession into the European Union.

Prior to the meeting, which took place at Iðnó, party members were given the chance to participate electronically in deciding what issues they felt the party most needed to address.

As reported, the Pirates have been polling as the largest in the country for four months in a row now, giving even the combined support of the two parties in the ruling coalition a run for their money.

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