Pirate Party seeks to form government in Iceland

"Iceland's anti-authoritarian Pirate Party took the helm in talks to form a new coalition government for the island nation Friday, after two earlier rounds of negotiations broke down. The Pirates, who seek direct democracy and digital freedom, came third in Iceland's Oct. 29 parliamentary election. No party won an outright majority, and President Gudni Johannesson asked the first-placed Independence Party and then the second-placed Left-Greens to try to assemble a coalition. Both failed. On Friday, Johannesson asked senior Pirate lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir to try to assemble a government with other…
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