Election Raiding Party Pirates Plunder Germany's Big-Party Voters

Germany's elections have seen one small special-interest party notch up an impressive performance. The Pirate Party proved popular with first-time male voters -- to the tune of 13 percent -- and won 2 percent of the overall vote. Party members are already dreaming of a bigger, brighter future.
The Pirate Party has increased its membership tenfold in 2009.

The Pirate Party has increased its membership tenfold in 2009.

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Photo Gallery: The Pirate Party Dream

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