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Alliance Prepares For Early Election


Alliance Prepares For Early Election

The Alliance National Council this weekend endorsed the Party’s List and planned its election campaign in case of an early election.

Paul Piesse, Alliance co-leader, says the Party is readying for an early election with the Labour-led Government is coming under increasing pressure. “There is an alternative to shifting further to the right,” Mr Piesse says.

“A vote for the Alliance is a safe way to send a message to the Government that workers, beneficiaries and pensioners deserve a liveable wage, that they want a return to free education and health, and a return to public ownership and control of key assets like the electricity industry.”

Mr Piesse says the days of “Alliance Party invisibility” are over.

“As an ex-partner in coalition with Labour from 1999 to 2002, we learnt a bitter lesson. The Alliance is a serious alternative to centre-right stupidity.”

The Party’s Manifesto ( http://www.alliance.org.nz) outlines Alliance policies, which are based on the socialist principles of democracy, equality and social ownership. -end-

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