Party founded by activists and hackers four years ago on course to either win or finish a close second on Saturday.
A party that favours direct democracy – complete government transparency – decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the country goes to the polls on Saturday.
Riding a wave of public anger at perceived political corruption in the wake of the 2008 financial crash and the Panama Papers scandal in April – Iceland’s Pirate party looks on course to either win or finish a close second.
The radical party – founded by activists and hackers four years ago as part of an international anti-copyright movement – captured 5% of the vote in 2013 elections winning three seats in Iceland’s 63-member parliament the Althingi.
This time around analysts say it could win between 18 and 20 seats.
This would put it in pole position to form a government at the head of a broad progressive alliance of up to five parties currently in opposition.