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Pirate Party 'larger than Greens'

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10:03 CEST+02:00
The Pirate Party claims it is now larger than the Green Party, with nearly 8,000 members.

The party, which campaigns to legalize file sharing, says it now has 7,729 members. The Green Party, one of the Social Democrats' key allies, now has 7,249 members.

The figures show a certain imbalance in the Pirate Party's membership: only 614 of its members are women, and most were born between 1980 and 1988.

The only requirement to become a party member is to send an SMS with personal details, which costs 5 kronor.

The party says it hopes to hold the balance of power after the election. Its target voters are "one million active file-sharers who are tired of being called criminals."

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