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Full Coverage: NZ Election Night 2008

Election 08: Key Urges NZ To Work Together - Clark Stands Down - ACT in Box Seat - Winston Is Gone & Roger Douglas Returns

Alastair Thompson blogs: 1am - At the end of the night tonight the MP count is National 59 : Labour 43 : Green 8 : ACT 5 : Maori 5 : Progressive 1 :United Future 1 - in a 122 seat Parliament. The Government elect block looks likely to lose one more seat to the Greens on special votes (of which there are 240,000), after which National, ACT and United will have 64 MPs - two votes over the 62 majority required. United's Peter Dunne has indicated his concerns around working with Roger Douglas already. Clearly the new opposition are also alarmed at the return of Roger. All of which begs a few questions: While this is an electoral landslide in MMP terms, is it a mandate for radical change? More >>

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