Poll: Germany's upstart Pirates on a roll


Salon Staff
April 3, 2012 10:27AM (UTC)

BERLIN (AP) — A new poll shows support for Germany's upstart Pirate Party rising to a record 12 percent after its second success in a state election — underlining its arrival as a force in national politics.

The Pirates, with a platform based on near-total transparency and Internet freedom, first won seats in a state legislature in Berlin last September. On March 25 they won seats in Saarland, in western Germany.

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That comes as German politicians start looking toward national elections expected in September 2013.

A poll of 2,503 people for Stern magazine published Tuesday, conducted after the Saarland vote, showed their support rising 5 points over the previous week. It gave a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 points.


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