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WTF? Stanhope cares more about the Maori in NZ?

By Jonathon Reynolds 15 September 2005 28

The Comrade has put out a very strange a press release with absoluetely no relevance to our Territory other than confirming what we already know that he is completely off the planet.

Obviously he cares more about the indigenous people of a jurisdiction he has no control other than making sure the indigenous people of the Territory are properly cared for and their interests looked after.

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Samuel Gordon-Stewart 4:09 pm 18 Sep 05

Perhaps his retirement job?

Anyways, the results are far from final, it’s going to be a couple weeks before anybody knows the final result from special votes…and then the parties all sem to want to form coalitions.

Helen Clark heads a caretaker government for now.

jr 12:57 pm 18 Sep 05

Maybe the Comrade knows something that we didnt know… who are the “ACT New Zealand” Party who look like getting 2 seats?

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 5:30 pm 17 Sep 05

With 3.1% of votes counted, the Nationals lead Labor 44% to 37% with New Zealand First the closest minor party on 6%. The Maori party currently have 1% of votes.

NZ Election Live Results

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 5:28 pm 17 Sep 05

The media polls were useless as they all had completely different outcomes, so everybody over there is on the edge of their seats (well, everbody with an interest in politics…)

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 11:44 am 17 Sep 05

I’m just trying to decide who I want to win from my ignorant position.

johnboy 10:33 am 17 Sep 05

The NZ electoral system is a triumph of pragmatism over democratic values with people eleced under different systems occupying the same chamber.

Not much different to the Indonesian system where the Army has its own block of delegates in the Parliament.

They seem to like it though so who are we to judge?

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 11:46 pm 16 Sep 05

Hang on a minute, isn’t it incredibly undemocratic to give a group a quota of seats? We don’t give groups a set quota of seats here! (I won’t name any specific groups as that would detract from the meaning of the post).

I always thought that a democracy was (suposedly) a level playing field for all, maybe I was wrong.

johnboy 7:21 pm 16 Sep 05

For mine the issue is he’s anticipating the result.

Sending congratulations to the winner is different to backing one side over the other before polling day.

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