The World from Berlin 'The Laptop-and-Latte Generation Has Found Its Party'

The German Pirate Party won 8.9 percent in the Berlin election to gain its first-ever seats in a state parliament. It could become a political force at the national level, say observers, arguing that the party represents a generation of Internet users who have been ignored by the web-phobic mainstream parties.
Newcomers: Newly elected members of the Berlin regional assembly from the Pirate Party pose for a group photo in the city parliament on Monday.

Newcomers: Newly elected members of the Berlin regional assembly from the Pirate Party pose for a group photo in the city parliament on Monday.

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-- David Crossland