Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

From BBC - October 13, 2017

A member of parliament from the Pirate Party in Iceland was forced to wear an eyepatch for a television appearance following a bizarre household accident.

Eva Pandora Baldursdottir wrote on her Facebook wall that her one-year-old daughter "scratched my eye, which means I have to wear an eyepatch over the weekend," Reykjavik Grapevine reports.

"That would not be an issue if it was not for the fact that I am going to a TV debate tonight," she said.

"Of course be wearing my beautiful eyepatch," she said of her impending appearance on Iceland's Stod 2 channel.

The Pirate Party, which bases its policies on civil rights, free sharing of information and direct democracy, holds 10 out of 63 seats in the Athling, Iceland's parliament.

They are the third largest party in the country, based on size of vote in the 2016 elections.

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