Elections 2011

Some good news about that shocking election: 192% increase in party vote for Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party!!! Good work dakta kiwis! OK, maybe you’re saying going from 0.25% to 0.48% aint much, and yeah you’re right. But that’s 9,516 people fighting against an oppressive, evil totalitarian waste of time racist prohibition. Freedom must come to our innocent political prisoners. However, I am growing tired of waiting so more action is needed.

Also, the only party with a greater increase was the Greens with an exactly 200% increase. Considering that the green party is powered by the awesomely intelligent and talented Metiria Turei, who is anti-prohibition, perhaps you can say this is a strong signal the public are giving the government about legalisation?

We just saw NZ’s shit-est election with the lowest ever voter turnout ever since records began back in the 1800s.

2011  Party Votes Change  Percentage Change  Seats Allocated
ACT New Zealand 21,446 62.22% 1.07 70.86% 1
Alliance 1,069 65.14% 0.05 71.43% 0
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 9,516 165.55% 0.48 192.00% 0
Conservative Party 55,070 new 2.76 new 0
Democrats for Social Credit 1,432 132.72% 0.07 140.00% 0
Green Party 211,931 175.85% 10.62 200.38% 13
Labour Party 541,499 57.89% 27.13 66.01% 34
Libertarianz 1,405 148.52% 0.07 175.00% 0
Mana 19,898 new 1 new 1
Māori Party 26,887 55.71% 1.35 63.68% 3
National Party 957,769 107.64% 47.99 122.74% 60
New Zealand First Party 135,865 104.42% 6.81 119.06% 8
United Future 12,159 19.98% 0.61 22.85% 1

 

Official results from the NZ 2008 general election, sorted by votes:

Party List
Parties(Grouped)  Seats Allocated  Votes  Percentage
Independent 0 0 0
The Republic of New Zealand Party 0 344 0.02
OneNZ Party 0 478 0.02
99 MP Party 0 601 0.03
Direct Democracy Party 0 782 0.03
Libertarianz 0 946 0.04
Democrats for Social Credit 0 1079 0.05
New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party 0 1178 0.05
Alliance 0 1641 0.07
Christian Heritage NZ 0 2821 0.12
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 0 5748 0.25
Destiny New Zealand 0 14210 0.62
Jim Anderton’s Progressive 0 26441 1.16
ACT New Zealand 1 34469 1.51
Maori Party 0 48263 2.12
United Future New Zealand 2 60860 2.67
Green Party 6 120521 5.3
New Zealand First Party 7 130115 5.72
National Party 17 889813 39.1
Labour Party 19 935319 41.1