Greens look set to take the double
The Green Party looks set to achieve its two election aims of winning Coromandel and passing the five per cent threshold, Green co-leader Rod Donald said today.
Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons this week won Coromandel by 246 votes after special votes put her ahead of National's Murray McLean who led by 114 votes on election night. On election night, the Greens polled 4.88 per cent in the national party vote.
Special votes counted so far indicate the Greens should pass the five per cent mark, Mr Donald said.
"We have said since we started our election campaign several months ago that our aim was to win Coromandel and pass the five per cent mark and it looks like we're just about there," he said.
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