Switzerland

Pirates Take Swiss Town

The Pirate Party sees its first electoral victory in Switzerland in the form of a mayoralty of a small town

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A Pirate Party branch founded last November has scored a win in regional elections in Switzerland, with the city of Eichberg to fly the pirate flag under new mayor, Alex Arnold.

The 31-year-old software developer is a local to the town and works for works as a developer for VRSG, which focuses on software and systems integration for the Swiss public sector.