National are Election Night winners, the people of New Zealand have spoken voting in Nationals favor with A clear majority concluding with a 11 seat gain, This has been a landslide victory with the public sentiment being that it was time for a change
Miss Clark called Mr Key at 11pm to concede defeat.
Election Night Stats
- Results for National 59 seats and ACT 5. United Future leader Peter Dunne adds 1 seat, making a total of 65.
- Labour has 43 seats, the Greens 8, and they are joined by Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton for a total of 52.
- The Maori Party has 5 of the 7 Maori seats but does not hold the balance of power in Parliament.
It is expected that the Maori party will swing towards National with a vote of confidence some time today