Today the Dutch Pirate Party had the chance to become the first democratically chosen Pirate Party in a national parliament.
Although the Pirates tripled the number of votes compared to last election, it was not enough.
Leading up to today’s elections several polls put the Pirate Party at one seat or more.
However, in the voting booths “only” 0.3% voted for the Pirates according to the latest reports (with 10% of the total vote counted).
Not enough to secure one of the 150 seats in the Dutch Parliament.