Piratpartiet Sweden leaves PPI

The Pirate Party of Sweden (PPSE) has become the latest national party to leave Pirate Parties International (PPI), following a vote taken at the currently ongoing PPSE General Assembly.

The Assembly approved the Board’s proposed motion to end PPSE’s observer membership by 62 votes to 8 against, with 13 blank votes. In its motion the Board stated that “[d]uring our two years as observers, we have not noticed many improvements in the organization. Indeed, it has been worse on many levels and it is important to highlight that we are not satisfied with the organization.”

So that makes: Australia, UK, Iceland and Sweden so far.

It almost seems (with the obvious exception of Germany) that the more active and ‘viable’ a nations pirate party is, the more likely it is to have withdrawn from PPI…