September 20, 2014

ANGLOSPHERIC POLITICS IS EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS THE SAME:

New Zealand election: John Key leads National to overwhelming victory (Toby Manhire,  20 September 2014, The Guardian)

The John Key led National party will return to power in New Zealand for a third consecutive term, having survived waves of scandal during a volatile and antagonistic election campaign to secure an overwhelming victory.

With almost all of the vote counted, National is on the brink of securing the first single-party parliamentary majority since New Zealand moved to its Mixed Member Proportional electoral system in 1996.

The result is a disaster for the main opposition Labour party, while the Mana-Internet party experiment, backed by German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has spectacularly backfired, and may fail to win so much as a single seat.

Posted by at September 20, 2014 7:28 AM
  

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