The New Zealand election result explained.
The Labour Party, NZ First Party and the Green Party attracted 50.4% of the vote; the National Party attracted 44.4%.
Labour, NZ First and the Greens hold 63 seats in a parliament of 120; the National Party holds 56 seats.
While National attracted the biggest number of votes for any one party, a majority of New Zealanders did not vote for them and so it is not unreasonable that a coalition of other parties (who did command a majority of votes) form the NZ government.
Percentage of vote
|Party Votes||% of Votes||Electorate Seats||List Seats||Total seats|
|New Zealand First Party||186,706||7.2||-||9||9|
|ACT New Zealand||13,075||0.5||1||-||1|
|The Opportunities Party (TOP)||63,261||2.4||-||-||-|
|Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party||8,075||0.3||-||-||-|
|New Zealand People's Party||1,890||0.1||-||-||-|
|NZ Outdoors Party||1,620||0.1||-||-||-|
|Democrats for Social Credit||806||0.0||-||-||-|