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Aug 14, 2014

Poll Bludger: Kiwi election campaign ramps up, with pirates lurking

New Zealanders will go to the polls in September, and another minority government is likely. But an Internet Party joint ticket could prove an interesting spanner in the works.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

Campaigning for New Zealand’s September 20 election is set to begin in earnest following today’s formal dissolution of Parliament, with all indications pointing to a comfortable win for John Key’s conservative National Party government.

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  1. Glen McCabe

    Nice summary of the state of play in NZ William, please keep the updates coming… especially given the allegations of government-linked misfeasance that landed this week, and possibly more spying-related revelations to come.

    BTW the only correction I would request is that Kim Dotcom is ineligible to stand for Parliament as he is a permanent resident and not a NZ citizen. He is of course however a highly prominent figure in the Internet Mana Party.

  2. William Bowe

    Thanks for pointing that out re Dotcom, McCabe. Staying on top of where the NZ minor parties are at from this side of the ditch is always a bit of a challenge.

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