Final tally in New Zealand election strengthens Labour - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldFinal tally in New Zealand election strengthens LabourThe Sydney Morning HeraldWellington: A possible Labour-Green coalition has narrowed the gap with the ruling National Party in New Zealand's final election tally, strengthening their position ahead of talks with the small nationalist party which holds the balance of power. The ...and more »

It's crunch time as coalition talks get under way in Wellington - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzIt's crunch time as coalition talks get under way in WellingtonStuff.co.nzCoalition negotiations will get under way in earnest on Sunday morning as NZ First leader Winston Peters begins four days of meetings to decide who he will form the next Government with. Peters is heading back to Wellington from his Northland bolthole ...and more »

Jonathan Milne: Winston weighs up baubles and vendettas against public good - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzJonathan Milne: Winston weighs up baubles and vendettas against public goodStuff.co.nzThe three leaders fly into Wellington on Sunday morning to begin a five-day marathon of negotiations. OPINION: Bill English's self-proclaimed moral authority is gone – this weekend's count of special votes tells the tale. Jacinda Ardern's star dust has ...and more »

New Zealand Dollar Remains "Soggy" Amidst Political Concerns - Pound Sterling Live

Pound Sterling LiveNew Zealand Dollar Remains "Soggy" Amidst Political ConcernsPound Sterling LiveThe New Zealand Dollar is showing signs of weakness possibly prompted by a fresh bout of political anxiety, days before a decision on the composition of the next government looks to be finally made. Two weeks after the official result of the election ...and more »

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race - 680 News

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race680 NewsTURANGI, New Zealand – New Zealanders still don't know who will next lead their country after a final vote count from a general election held two weeks ago tightened the close race between liberals and incumbent conservatives. Election officials on ...and more »

New Zealand First party holds balance of power after election as popular new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailNew Zealand First party holds balance of power after election as popular new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls ...Daily MailThe results of the New Zealand election were finalised on Saturday however the outcome is still yet to be determined popular Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls short of majority. In New Zealand a party must reach 61 seats to hold the majority under the ...and more »

New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winner - KITV Honolulu

New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winnerKITV Honolulu(CNN) -- Coalition talks in New Zealand entered a new phase Saturday after official final election results narrowed the gap between the two leading parties. According to the final results announced by the Electoral Commission on Saturday, the National ...and more »

New Zealand election: Labour-Green coalition becomes possibility as ruling National Party loses majority - MaltaToday

MaltaTodayNew Zealand election: Labour-Green coalition becomes possibility as ruling National Party loses majorityMaltaTodayWinston Peters, New Zealand First party leader, has captured media attention after his outspoken comments on immigration. [Photo: Reuters]. Tweet. The ruling National Party in New Zealand faces a rising Labour-Green coalition, narrowing the gap between ...and more »

Final election results potentially game-changing - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandFinal election results potentially game-changingRadio New ZealandOpinion - The announcement of the official election count, including special votes, is both unsurprising and at least potentially game-changing (to use a much-abused cliché). Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters, Bill English, James Shaw. Labour leader ...and more »

NZ First: Discussions - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

NZ First: DiscussionsScoop.co.nz (press release)New Zealand First will hold post-election discussions in Wellington tomorrow, Sunday 8th October, with the National Party at midday and the Labour Party at 3pm – same venue as used previously. ends ...and more »

New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votes - Press Trust of India

New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votesPress Trust of IndiaWellington, Oct 7 (AFP) Two weeks after New Zealand's general election the outcome remained unclear today as the counting of postal and overseas votes failed to give any party a clear majority, leaving maverick MP Winston Peters as kingmaker.and more »

After specials, it's closer than ever – but what do Winston's voters want? - The Spinoff

The SpinoffAfter specials, it's closer than ever – but what do Winston's voters want?The SpinoffTo predict the thinking process of Winston Peters is clearly to skate on thin ice. But what does the most recent polling information tell us about the direction his voters might want to go? With the special votes in, the New Zealand First Party's two ...and more »

Barry Soper: The moral mandate doesn't exist under MMP - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldBarry Soper: The moral mandate doesn't exist under MMPNew Zealand HeraldThe moral mandate has instead become more of a man date between Winston Peters and Bill English. National believes it should be the first cab off the New Zealand First rank, even though it's lost two seats, one to Labour and the other to The Greens, in ...and more »

Ardern, English both claim mandate after final count - Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily TimesArdern, English both claim mandate after final countOtago Daily TimesJacinda Ardern and Bill English are both claiming a mandate from voters after the results of the special votes were announced. The special votes have evened up the two alternative governments, with National on 56 seats and the Labour-Green bloc on 54 ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final tally confirms political deadlock - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostNew Zealand coalition talks intensify as final tally confirms political deadlockSouth China Morning PostNew Zealand's two main parties prepared on Saturday to intensify negotiations with kingmaker MP Winston Peters after the counting of postal and overseas votes from last month's general election failed to break a two-week political deadlock. With the ...and more »

ELECTION UPDATE: English seeks first talks with NZ First - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

ELECTION UPDATE: English seeks first talks with NZ FirstScoop.co.nz (press release)Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Bill English is putting a brave face on the loss of two seats in the final count from the Sept. 23 general election, which could spell the end of nine years of National Party-led governments in New Zealand. “Now ...and more »

We update our preliminary analysis of the raw numbers of the 2017 election votes counted, after the 'specials' are ... - Interest.co.nz

Interest.co.nzWe update our preliminary analysis of the raw numbers of the 2017 election votes counted, after the 'specials' are ...Interest.co.nzThe election night counts, including the advance votes, favoured the National Party (46.0%) over the Labour (35.8% / Greens (5.9%) alliance. Kingmaker, NZ First gained 7.5% on the night. But the late counted 'specials' favoured Labour (42.6% and the ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlock - The New Indian Express

The New Indian ExpressNew Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlockThe New Indian ExpressNew Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English, left, and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern both talking to their supporters. (Photo | AP). WELLINGTON: New Zealand's two main parties prepared Saturday to intensify negotiations with kingmaker MP Winston ...and more »

Odds of a centre-left govt improve after final vote count - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Odds of a centre-left govt improve after final vote countScoop.co.nz (press release)Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The parliamentary arithmetic has improved for the formation of a centre-left government following the release of the final count from the Sept. 23 general election by the Electoral Commission this afternoon. The final count ...and more »

Watch: Corin Dann gives his analysis as special votes set up a 'knife-edge' five days in Parliament - TVNZ

Watch: Corin Dann gives his analysis as special votes set up a 'knife-edge' five days in ParliamentTVNZThe special votes result has set up a "knife-edge" five days in Parliament, according to 1 NEWS Political Editor Corin Dann. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream ...and more »