NZ Election 2023: So, no surprises then?

The election had predictable outcomes. A jump to the Right with a touch of Liberal. Possibly a hint of Populism to add to the mix.

Martin Harris 15/10/23


Says The Guardian:

New Zealand voters have delivered a forceful rejection of the Labour government as a surge in support for the National party delivered what analysts described as a “bloodbath” for the government and a new right-leaning era for politics in the country.

The result marked a dramatic change in fortunes for the Labour party, which three years earlier – led by Jacinda Ardern – secured a historic mandate, but saw its support dwindle in the face of rising living costs and the Covid pandemic.

Speaking to a large crowd of party-faithful at his election night event in Auckland, National party leader Christopher Luxon said his party was on course to form the next government with libertarian party Act…

New Zealand abandons Labour and shifts to the right as country votes for wholesale change | New Zealand | The Guardian

And what of Winston Peters? As the final results will not be in until early November, and with just over 6% of the votes going his way, Peters may still reprise his role as “Kingmaker”.

From left to Centre to Right (rather appropriately) Liberal Seymour, Populist Peters, Conservative Luxon. Although The Green Party took a greater percentage of votes than Peters, Luxon ruled out working with them (which in this author’s opinion is a blessing).

And how about our friends in the minor parties? NZ Loyal (Liz Gunn) did remarkably well, especially considering there were a few hiccups along the way, so a nod to Liz for her valiant efforts.

Liz Gunn NZ Loyal

26, 141 votes and 1.15% of the take is not half bad for a new party that’s emerged from the ashes of the Wellington occupation.

If there were any surpises at all in this election, it would be here among the minor parties that resulted largely as a backlash against Ardern’s mandates.

And really, it’s all “going to plan” as much of the Western world shuffles Rightwards, almost as if it were all co-ordinated and timed to happen right along with the Gaza situation. But what would I know. I’m just one o’ them conspiracy theorists.


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Martin Harris

I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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