Electoral Commission registers another party
Electoral Commission registers another political party
The Electoral Commission today announced it had registered
another political party—bringing the number of registered
political parties to 19.
The latest party to be registered
is known as Destiny New Zealand. It has also had a party
In another move, the Commission cancelled
at each parties’ request the registration of the United New
Zealand Party and Future New Zealand. Both continue as
component parties of United Future New Zealand.
Commission has also registered a substitute logo for ACT New
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