Key Wins Again

Key Wins Again

National Party Wins Almost 48% Of The Vote

Victor P Taffa

New Zealand National Party Leader and Prime Minister John Key has been re-elected in a decisive outcome that by the Nation is seen as a sign of endorsement of the policies of his Government.

The National Party won almost 48% of the vote against that of the Labour Party on 27%.

2011 General Election Preliminary Results

Party Party
Votes
%
Votes
Electorate
Seats
List
Seats
Total
Seats
National Party 957,769 47.99 41 19 60
Labour Party 541,499 27.13 22 12 34
Green Party 211,931 10.62 0 13 13
New Zealand First Party 135,865 6.81 0 8 8
Maori Party 26,887 1.35 3 0 3
ACT New Zealand 21,446 1.07 1 0 1
Mana 19,898 1.00 1 0 1
United Future 12,159 0.61 1 0 1
Conservative Party 55,070 2.76 0 0 0
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 9,516 0.48 0 0 0
Democrats for Social Credit 1,432 0.07 0 0 0
Libertarianz 1,405 0.07 0 0 0
Alliance 1,069 0.05 0 0 0
69* 52 121

*One electorate seat is unallocated because of the tied preliminary count in the Christchurch Central electorate. As a result, the total number of list seats is increased by one. The total number of seats allocated to each party is unaffected.

The preliminary results are based on the 2,014,334 votes counted on election night.

Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 240,247 (10.7% of total votes). This includes an estimated 19,527 overseas votes.

The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,254,581.

Voter turnout for the 2011 General Election is estimated to be 73.83% of those enrolled as at 5 pm Friday 25 November. This compares with a final 79.46% turnout of those enrolled in 2008.

A summary of all party votes, electorate votes and advance votes is available on www.electionresults.govt.nz. The website also shows the probable distribution of seats by party as calculated by the St. Lague formula. Preliminary results by polling place for each electorate will also be available on the site.