Finnish Pirate Party now officially registered

The party was founded in May 2008. The delay of registering it as an entity allowed to nominate candidates can mostly be explained by activists having to go through the trouble of collecting 5,000 manually signed singatures on paper cards before being able to apply for recognition as this type of organization.

Also: Piraattipuolue’s press release in Finnish, HS’ original news item in Finnish, Ministry of Justice’s news bulletin, the Finnish National Broadcasting Company mentions this briefly in English, Wikipedia. The Party now has a press release in English.