New Zealand Election Results 2020
- Labour: 64 (up from 46)
- National: 35 (down from 54)
- Greens: 10 (up from 8)
- Act: 10 (up from 1)
- Maori Party: 1 (up from 0)
- New Zealand First: 0 (down from 9)
On these numbers, Labour has enough seats to govern alone (though they might still make a deal with The Greens in the spirit of coalition building), No party in the MMP era has managed this, and Labour had their best popular vote result since 1951.
Final results (including Special Votes from people who live overseas or have recently moved or enrolled) won’t be available until November 6th. There may be some change in the numbers of seats in the final vote tally, especially since the Maori party’s one seat comes from an electorate race they are only just winning (9473 to 9058).
The referendum votes have not yet been counted, so we won’t get any results from those until October 30th. I’ll write a full retrospective once we get the referendum and final electoral results in.