Chapman’s News & Ideas Kiwis Re-elect Conservatives
The good news from little Scotland is repeated in New Zealand this past weekend where the National Party won an unusually strong voter mandate (48 percent to the Labour Party’s 25 percent). The Internet-Mana Party that received a lot of international attention because it featured such endorsements as Edward Snowden and a figure called Kim Dotcom, got no seats in Parliament at all.
Prime Minister John Key has had success with the economy and proposes tax cuts in his next term. Labour was promising tax hikes and had one of its weakest showings in decades. The National Part will have 61 of 120 votes in Parliament and is expected to add a few more from small minority parties.
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