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Two separate polls have today indicated that the Pirate Party could win at least one of Sweden's 18 seats in the European Parliament elections.

Results aren't expected until Sunday, but surveys suggest that the anti-copyright, pro-filesharing party may have grabbed between six and eight per cent of the vote in Sweden.

Filesharing has been a heated topic in Sweden. Earlier this year, founders of The Pirate Bay were convicted of being accessories to breaching copyright laws and handed one-year jail terms, following a landmark trial in Stockholm.

Unsurprisingly, the decision swelled support for one-issue outfit the Pirate Party.

A poll commissioned by the Synovate Institute, which surveyed 1,482 voters over the past week, found 6.1 per cent in favour of the party - which translates as one seat in the European Parliament.

A separate survey by polling group SIFO suggested the Pirate Party could win two seats, after it pulled in 8.2 per cent from a survey of 1,897 voters in Sweden.

Of course, whether or not those people polled actually cast their vote at the ballot box remains to be seen. We'll know one way or the other on 7 June. ®

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