Pirate Party has electoral breakthrough in Iceland

Associated Press
Pirate Party has electoral breakthrough in Iceland

Icelandic lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir poses for this photo Feb. 24, 2010 at an unknown location. Iceland, a nation of seafarers, has been stormed by pirates. They won't be forming the government, but online freedom advocates the Pirate Party were still big winners in the country's election. The party took 5.1 percent of the vote in Saturday's poll, gaining three of the 63 seats in parliament. Pirate lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir says the party is "the political arm of the information revolution," dedicated to freedom of expression and political transparency, online and off. (AP Photo)