Iceland 'Pirates' make historic breakthrough in vote: TV poll

The parliament building is pictured on October 29, 2016 in Reykjavik during the snap general electionIceland’s Pirate Party, founded by anarchists, activists and former hackers, recorded a historic breakthrough in Saturday’s snap election, as the government, rattled by the Panama Papers scandal, lost ground, according to a TV poll. It is, however, uncertain if the “Pirates” will be able to form a majority with its centre-left alliance, as partial results of six legislative districts show a tight race with the incumbent centre-right government. The negotiations could last for days or weeks if the Pirates-led alliance or the government do not gain the necessary 32 of the 63 seats in the Icelandic parliament, the Althingi.

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