Election 2023: what happens next?

Election 2023: what happens next?
Playing his cards close to his chest – PM-elect Christopher Luxon discusses the final vote count. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
So now we know.The pollsters were right about party support levels, and history remains a guide to the trends in special votes.Time to retire the theories that, for whatever reason, the right might improve its vote on special votes or to suggest that modern polling methods are deficient because of the death of the landline.Time to stop wondering whether National needs NZ First – it’s been clear since election night that it does. Now we know by how much.There will be 123 seats in the new Parliament – 122 of them now confirmed a...

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