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New Zealand's ruling National ahead in early counting- electoral commission

New Zealand's ruling National ahead in early counting- electoral commission
From Reuters - September 23, 2017

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Votes cast for New Zealands ruling National Party reached 46.3 percent with 31.4 percent of results counted in the countrys general election on Saturday, while support for the opposition Labour Party was 36 percent, according to the Electoral Commission.

The nationalist New Zealand First Party had 7.1 percent of the vote so far, tipping it as a likely kingmaker in the German-style proportional representation system. Votes for the Green Party reached 6.2 percent.

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