Pirate Leader to take over Iceland

The radical Pirate Party founded by political activists and hackers is on course to win in Iceland’s national election. It has made large gains among Icelanders, who are fed up with established parties after years of financial crisis and scandal.

As the country voted on Saturday, polls suggested the Pirates were vying with the centre-right Independence Party to become the biggest group in Iceland’s parliament, the Althingi. The election was called after then-Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned in April amid protests over his offshore holdings, revealed in the Panama Papers leak.



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