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Pirates de Catalunya
is a political party in Catalonia
Catalonia is an autonomous community in northeastern Spain, with the official status of a "nationality" of Spain. Catalonia comprises four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. Its capital and largest city is Barcelona. Catalonia covers an area of 32,114 km² and has an...
. Based on the model of the Swedish Piratpartiet and member of the Pirate Parties International
Pirate Parties International is the political international of the Pirate Party movement. It was formally founded in 2010 at the PPI conference in Brussels, Belgium.-Aims:The PPI statutes give its purposes as:...
, it supports intellectual property reform, open access to culture
The free culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works in the form of free content by using the Internet and other forms of media....
and knowledge, transparency and Direct Democracy.
The party was founded in August 2010 and was officially registered as a political party in October. The party contested for the first time in an election for the 2010 Catalan election
Elections to fill 135 seats of the Parliament of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain, were held on Sunday, 28 November 2010.-Electoral process:-Candidatures with current parliamentary representation:...
, held on 28 November 2010, where it got 6.489 votes (0,21%). The party held its first assembly on December 22, 2010 in Barcelona.
May 2011 Local Elections
The party competed in Local elections in May 2011. The party gained two municipal Councillors, one in Sant Fruitós de Bages and another in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. They triplied results in Barcelona, from 1767 votes (0.25%) to 4659 (0.77%). in Hospitalet they increased from 0.24% to 0.99%. In Lleida from 0.23% to 0.80%. In Mataró of 0.20% to 1.19% and Mollet, from 0.20% to 0.83%.