11/22/2011 09:57 am ET

A 24-Year-Old Woman Just Became The Youngest Member Of European Parliament

History has been made and Parliament just got a little hipper. In a few weeks Amelia Andersdotter will be the second Pirate Party member to take a seat at the European Parliament in Brussels. The 24-year-old Swede was voted in more than two years ago, but due to bureaucratic delays her official appointment was put off. "Not having to answer more questions about when I will finally get to fill my seat is what I'm looking forward to most," Andersdotter tells TorrentFreak. "It feels really good that the when-question is over."

In case you aren't familiar with the Pirate Party it was founded in Sweden in 2006. The party's main focus is reforming laws regarding copyright and patents. The agenda also includes support for a strengthening of the right to privacy, both on the Internet and in everyday life, and the transparency of state administration. The Pirate Party specifically cites the pharmaceutical industry as the reason why patents should be abolished completely.

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