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  Reply # 1132949 20-Sep-2014 22:26
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New Zealand has won tonight




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  Reply # 1132963 20-Sep-2014 22:27
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thanks to KDC

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  Reply # 1132964 20-Sep-2014 22:28
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Geektastic:
networkn: Sobering news hopefully unrelated: 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11328511


Probably just a nutter!


In these situations I often wonder what leads to such a drastic action. It is a TERRIBLE way to die.

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  Reply # 1132965 20-Sep-2014 22:31
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Yikes the Nikki Kaye Vote is TIGHT. (yes I said the vote!)

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  Reply # 1132967 20-Sep-2014 22:33
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When will the conservative party votes get split amongst the rest? That will give National the final two seats to lead alone as I understand it. It's now all but a forgone conclusion if I am understanding correctly?


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  Reply # 1132968 20-Sep-2014 22:34
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national will lead on its own without anyone else. what final 2 seats? you need to look at MMP

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  Reply # 1132969 20-Sep-2014 22:36
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joker97: national will lead on its own without anyone else. what final 2 seats? you need to look at MMP


Conservative party failed to meet 5% that means those votes which as I understand it amount to 3 seats in total, will be split as the vote was for party vote between the other parties, giving National another two seats. This is according to commentary I read earlier tonight. 


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  Reply # 1132970 20-Sep-2014 22:37
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It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.

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  Reply # 1132971 20-Sep-2014 22:38
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joker97: national will lead on its own without anyone else. what final 2 seats? you need to look at MMP


Personally I think MMP is stupid if 4% of the country get 0% representation? And some random guy with .02% in a small area electorate DOES get a seat (!)

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  Reply # 1132972 20-Sep-2014 22:40
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yes, but a referendum was held (I think??) and people wanted MMP ... or am I just dreaming? hmm I call upon my memory loss

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  Reply # 1132973 20-Sep-2014 22:41
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networkn:
joker97: national will lead on its own without anyone else. what final 2 seats? you need to look at MMP


Conservative party failed to meet 5% that means those votes which as I understand it amount to 3 seats in total, will be split as the vote was for party vote between the other parties, giving National another two seats. This is according to commentary I read earlier tonight. 



I don't understand MMP, but you still need to look at the electorate seats too - how that fits into the party vote equation IDK :(

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joker97: national will lead on its own without anyone else. what final 2 seats? you need to look at MMP


Personally I think MMP is stupid if 4% of the country get 0% representation? And some random guy with .02% in a small area electorate DOES get a seat (!)


They get represented by the share of the parties which won actual seats in the election, which is about as fair as you could hope for, since it reflects the countries overall choices.

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  Reply # 1132975 20-Sep-2014 22:48
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 Laila Harre addresses supporters. 'Tonight belongs to the supporters of this amazing movement that we have built... It doesn't finish.' She said the people of the North had lost a 'fighter' on Hone Harawira who looks to have been voted out of Parliament. Says she hasn't heard from him. Says he was 'defeated by the votes of the National Party.'


But it was a Labour candidate who pushed him out of his seat!?

Surprise Surprise the man himself didn't show up to make his own concession speech. 

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joker97: yes, but a referendum was held (I think??) and people wanted MMP ... or am I just dreaming? hmm I call upon my memory loss


So then referendums should be legally binding too, right?

Sue Bradford showed how this country is governed... Ignoring over 80% who. Voted against her stupidly writttten 'anti smacking' Bill...

I guess all those telling me that a conservative vote was 'wasted' we're not wrong after all...

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  Reply # 1132977 20-Sep-2014 22:50
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PhantomNVD:
joker97: national will lead on its own without anyone else. what final 2 seats? you need to look at MMP


Personally I think MMP is stupid if 4% of the country get 0% representation? And some random guy with .02% in a small area electorate DOES get a seat (!)


I agree with you. and one with 1.2% gets 2 seats

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