24 Sep 2017

LIVE BLOG: Election17 - Coalition talks loom

5:49 pm on 24 September 2017

The National Party has won the most votes in the 2017 general election, but will still need other parties to govern.

  • National has won 46.0 percent of the vote based on the preliminary result (which excludes special votes)
  • Labour is on 35.8 percent, NZ First is on 7.5 percent and the Green Party has 5.9 percent
  • No party has enough to govern alone
  • National leader Bill English expects to talk to NZ First leader Winston Peters in the next few days about forming a coalition
  • Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has said the Greens would receive the first post-election call from Labour, but she would also be calling Winston Peters
  • The Māori Party has lost all its seats in Parliament
  • ACT's David Seymour won Epsom, but Bill English has ruled ACT out as a coalition partner saying it would "complicate any governing arrangement"
  • NZ First leader Winston Peters has lost his Northland seat.

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