Wednesday, 11th October, 2017

The special votes have been tallied and the vote is finalised. Ultimately, however, not much has changed as we still do not know what shape the next NZ Government will take (and Winston Peters remains firmly in the driver’s seat). With the largest number of special votes cast this year than ever before (in fact there were 446,287 special votes compared to initial estimates of around 380,000), the chances that we would see a reshuffle in the distribution of seats were high.


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