Upstart Pirate Party Remixes Czech Politics


PRAGUE—Voters have tossed out established parties in favor of upstarts in a string of recent European elections, but nowhere with as much gusto as in the Czech Republic. So many veteran lawmakers were ousted in elections here last month that the role of center-left opposition now falls to a group led by a dreadlocked disc jockey with an aversion to suits.

The local chapter of the Pirate Party, a youth-powered civil liberties movement focused on internet freedom and transparency, roughly tied for second in a vote that yielded…