NZ First Party win balance of power

Jacinda Ardern NZFirst  Labour meeting

Labour also gained a seat from the special votes, with National losing two.

New Zealand First said in an emailed statement that his party would hold discussions on Sunday with the National Party at midday and with the Labour Party in the afternoon.

Iranian-born Ghahraman is an Oxford-educated human rights expert who previously worked as a lawyer for the United Nations. After she took control of Labour, the party surged in the polls, leading the press to coin the term "Jacindamania".

"We get to stand as a counterpart to the politics of Trumpism and division and hate and Brexit, and I'm really proud of that".

A National/NZ First government would have 65 seats, while a Labour/Greens/NZ First government would have 63 seats.

"The Labour team will negotiate with the Greens and the Labour team will negotiate with New Zealand First".

The final results are in for the 2017 General Elections.


Negotiations to form the next government will now begin in earnest.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern said her alliance's two extra seats improved its position in negotiations with New Zealand First. Both will need to form a coalition with New Zealand First if they are to form a viable government. The Green Party, at 6.3percent, lost nearly five percentage points on its 2014 tally following a disastrous start to its campaign when co-leader Metiria Turei resigned over self-confessed benefit and electoral system rorts.

National lost two seats to the Labour-Green bloc compared with preliminary results - a development which Labour leader Jacinda Ardern said buoyed their position at the negotiating table.

Mr Peters, a veteran New Zealand politician who has now held the balance of power three times, has in past elections formed coalition governments with both the National Party and Labour. NZ First's 7.2 percent is down from 9 percent in 2014.

He expected coalition negotiations to start "quite soon", as Peters has nominated a deadline of October 12, next Thursday, as the date by which he will choose which way to jump. "People want to continue with the economic direction and they voted for progress", English told Radio New Zealand. "He understands his role; he's very experienced".

Ardern, meanwhile, highlighted that most electors had voted for change.

Over the past nine years of National government, Peters has repeatedly opined on his many "bottom lines" if he were to form a coalition government. He wants to drastically reduce immigration and stop foreigners from buying farms.

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