2011 New Zealand general election

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2011 New Zealand general election

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All 120 seats (plus one overhang seat) in the New Zealand House of Representatives
61 seats are needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout2,278,989 (74.21%) Decrease5.25%
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Phil Goff.jpg
Aotearoa New Zealand Green Leadership 2011.jpg
Leader John Key Phil Goff Russel Norman
Metiria Turei
Party New Zealand National Party New Zealand Labour Party Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Leader since 27 November 2006 11 November 2008 3 June 2006
30 May 2009
Leader's seat Helensville Mount Roskill List
List
Last election 58 seats, 44.93% 43 seats, 33.99% 9 seats, 6.72%
Seats before 58 42 9
Seats won 59 34 14
Seat change Increase1 Decrease8 Increase5
Electorate vote 1,027,696
47.31%
Increase0.71 pp
762,897
35.12%
Decrease0.10 pp
155,492
7.16%
Increase1.53 pp
Party vote 1,058,638
47.31%
Increase2.38 pp
614,936
27.48%
Decrease6.51 pp
247,370
11.06%
Increase4.34 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Winston Peters Tariana Turia
Pita Sharples
Hone Harawira
Party New Zealand First Māori Party Mana Party (New Zealand)
Leader since 18 July 1993 7 July 2004 30 April 2011
Leader's seat List Te Tai Hauāuru
Tāmaki Makaurau
Te Tai Tokerau
Last election 0 seats, 4.07% 5 seats, 2.39% (not yet founded)
Seats before 0 4 1
Seats won 8 3 1
Seat change Increase8 Decrease1 Steady0
Electorate vote 39,892
1.84%
Increase0.15 pp
39,320
1.81%
Decrease1.53 pp
29,872
1.38%
new
Party vote 147,544
6.59%
Increase2.52 pp
31,982
1.43%
Decrease0.96 pp
24,168
1.08%
new

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
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Leader Don Brash Peter Dunne
Party ACT New Zealand United Future
Leader since 28 April 2011 16 November 2000
Leader's seat Ran in North Shore (lost) Ōhariu
Last election 5 seats, 3.65% 1 seat, 0.87%
Seats before 5 1
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Decrease4 Steady0
Electorate vote 31,001
1.43%
Decrease1.56 pp
18,792
0.87%
Decrease0.26 pp
Party vote 23,889
1.07%
Decrease2.58 pp
13,443
0.60%
Decrease0.27 pp

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Results of the election.

Prime Minister before election

John Key
New Zealand National Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

John Key
New Zealand National Party

The 2011 New Zealand general election on Saturday 26 November 2011.[1]

One hundred and twenty-one MPs were elected to the New Zealand House of Representatives, 70 from single-member electorates, and 51 from party lists including one overhang seat.

A referendum on the voting system was held at the same time as the election,[2] with voters voting by majority to keep the MMP system.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Key confirms election date". The New Zealand Herald. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  2. "MMP referendum to be held with 2011 election". The New Zealand Herald. 20 October 2009.
  3. "Overall Results - 2011 Referendum on the Voting System". Electoral Commission. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.[permanent dead link]