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New Zealand Elections

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by Changleen, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Are in three days. Up until yesterday it was looking like a sure win for sensible Labour, but today new polls show Conservative Don Brash's party moving into the lead. This is a BAD thing.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4240444.stm

    Don Brash can eat a dick.
     

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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Labour will win, Kiwis aren't that stupid I think.
     
  3. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Yeah, but you have to factor in the immigrants...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Hehehe...took me a minute. :thumb: :D
     
  6. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Embarrasingly, it took 18 hrs for me to get that...
     
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    I do believe that there are two s's in embarrassingly...
     
  8. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    That was especially for you.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    So: Looks good right now ~ still not confirmed.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    We have to wait up to 2 weeks now for the final result. Labour scored 0.9% more than National in the election, which equals 1 more seat in Parliment, but neither has enough seats for a majority, which you need to become 'The Government'. This means each side is fighting to do deals with the many minor parties. The first to form a coalition which represents a majority will be the new government. It could go either way at this stage.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Could you vote Chang or not yet? I know up until the mid 80's Brit permanent residents could vote in Australian elections. Kiwiland must be similar.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Viggo Mortensen for King of Gondor!
     
  13. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    No, I could not, but being fairly politically aware, I bullied all my friends into voting as I chose :D Wasn't much bullying required to be honest. Pretty much everyone I know voted Labour and/or Green. I'd imagine that on the whole Labour and the Greens took most of the youth vote. The right wing parties are mostly dependant on religious types and old people.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    A section of an opinion piece from stuff.co.nz