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Young Nats Secure IYDU Conference 2008

Young Nats Secure IYDU Conference 2008

The Young Nationals today announced they have been successful in a bid to hold the 2008 International Young Democrat Union (“IYDU”) Conference in Wellington. The IYDU is a global alliance of 80 centre right political youth organisations from 50 countries.

Around 100 Young MPs and political leaders from around the world will converge on Wellington in November 2008 for the four day conference.

“This is a huge achievement for the Young Nats, and for Wellington” says Young Nats Acting President Alex Mitchell.

“The IYDU Conference is held in a different country each year, most recently Estonia. For the Young Nats to have secured this event for Wellington and New Zealand is fantastic”.

The conference is likely to include some discussion on the effect of what will soon be the Electoral Finance Act.

“Our eastern European colleagues particularly, have said they are very interested in studying the impact of the Electoral Finance Act, as they say they have a lot of experience with such laws in their past.”


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