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    New Zealand National Elections - 2020, as in now

    Elections in NZ . . . nor quite as famous (noe long) as the US elections.




    Labor will win, no doubt, and rule without minor parties getting in their way/keeping the bastards honest.


    The country is doomed - 'How to empty a country's koffers in ten easy lessons by Cindy 'I Buy Votes' Ardern'.





    I voted. 'nuff said.

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    You got voting rights?


    Jeebus, they must be giving them away to just anyone these days!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    You got voting rights?
    Yes, as a PR - which is fairly well automatic with an Aussie passport, took me a year after applying after we arrived. Picking up my citizenship papers and passport end of this year. That makes it three passports and one PR.

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    That dumb hippy socialist gas bag getting elected again. The whole Anglo world is finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    That dumb hippy socialist gas bag getting elected again. The whole Anglo world is finished
    New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern: The small-town takeout store worker who won over her country -- and the world - CNN

    A few would disagree with ya nim numb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    That dumb hippy socialist gas bag getting elected again.
    Yea, you really have no idea . . .



    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    A few would disagree with ya nim numb.
    I didn't vote for her but Skidmark's post just - again - shows what an utter cretin he is. Anything to get a dig in, to show everyone how clueless he is . . . yesterday it was making fun that we were flying coach on our way back from Nelson. Aside from the fact that it's a small airfield and the only planes that fly from this regional port are twin props . . . there is NO different class, not that we would have flown C for this anyway..

    Then his wise comment that NZ hasn't entered the 'jet' age. He really is a moron.

    Sadly he now posts his shit in every thread whereas other halfwits limit themselves to the DH, which is where he belongs

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yes, as a PR - which is fairly well automatic with an Aussie passport, took me a year after applying after we arrived. Picking up my citizenship papers and passport end of this year. That makes it three passports and one PR.
    I am somewhat annoyed that as a NZ citizen, I cannot vote. I haven't been back to NZ for over three years and that disqualifies me.

    If it wasn't for Covid I would have travelled back to qualify and vote.

    For what it is worth, I would have vote yes to both referendums and probably voted National.

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    One of the finest sets of Nags teeth I have seen outside the equine world. No idea what her policies are, except to flash them. Shame, she'd make a great Potus.

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    The Aussies have already claimed her. Her popularity across the ditch is higher than it is in NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    as a NZ citizen, I cannot vote. I haven't been back to NZ for over three years and that disqualifies me.
    Same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    I am somewhat annoyed that as a NZ citizen, I cannot vote. I haven't been back to NZ for over three years and that disqualifies me.
    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Same
    Same votes?

    Really?

    You need to be enrolled to vote in the election and referendums.To enrol and vote, you need to be 18 years or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more at some time in your life.
    Enrol or update your details online now


    About the 2020 General Election
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    I'm not questioning your knowledge, this is what's on the site.

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    If a resident or citizen has not stepped foot in New Zealand for over three years the person is ineligible to vote.

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Same votes?
    Probably not. After the Key years and with Judith Collins now in charge and that waste of space Gerry Brownlee as possible deputy PM, no way I could tick National.
    Pues, aqu estamos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    If a resident or citizen has not stepped foot in New Zealand for over three years the person is ineligible to vote.
    Ah, I didn't find that info. I guess I'll be ok with my 3in/3away/3in/3away months


    Mind you, I think it is odd or a country to allow PRs to vote. As far as I am concerned only citizens should have that privilege

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern: The small-town takeout store worker who won over her country -- and the world - CNN

    A few would disagree with ya
    She has a great PR machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    She has a great PR machine.
    Yes, she has . . . but on her ow she is quite the opposite of smooth. During the leaders' debates she was quite miserable, as she usually is when required to answer non-scripted questions

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    Labour winning big at around 50%. National under "Crusher" Collins just over 26%. Green candidate Chle Swarbrick wins in Auckland Central. Way to go latte liberals!

    Nick Smith out in Nelson and the awful Gerry Brownlee gets voted out in Ilam.



    Fucking ACT looks to get 8% though. Bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Labour winning big at around 50%
    Yea . . . not a good thing. Every large party needs a smaller one to keep it honest . . . get ready for tax hikes, inflation up the wazoo, price increases, more regional taxes, higher petrol taxes, more strikes and the resulting pay increases etc etc . . .

    I've always been a left of centre voter . . . but not here. Not because of ideology, as Ardern Labour doesn't have an ideology, rather because of buying the electorate and appeasement at all costs, be it unions, Maori demands (Waitangi will be renegotiated bit by bit) etc

    Not a good place for the future and another 20% of the population will flee to Australia again after covid has been dealt with

    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Fucking ACT looks to get 8% though. Bastards.
    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post

    Agreed

    The Greens over 7% . . . groan. Let's let millions flow to charter schools . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    If a resident or citizen has not stepped foot in New Zealand for over three years the person is ineligible to vote.

    Yet if you are in Jail, you are allowed to vote. A law brought to you from the Labour Party.Go figure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post

    Fucking ACT looks to get 8% though. Bastards.
    David Seymour is the best thing that happened in NZ Politics. I hope his End of Life choice gets through. This is not the ACT of old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Yet if you are in Jail, you are allowed to vote. A law brought to you from the Labour Party.Go figure...
    Yup - scratching for votes wherever she, and it is she as she IS the Labour Party, can. The cut-off time sentenced to is also arbitrary.




    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    David Seymour is the best thing that happened in NZ Politics. I hope his End of Life choice gets through. This is not the ACT of old.
    Again, it is just one person, though. And my wife works with one of his oiks who will go to Wellington - a right obnoxious prick, one can only hope he is not representative of the lot of them.

    Well, one vote of mine worked, the other . . . not so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    , more strikes and the resulting pay increases etc etc . .
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    rather because of buying the electorate and appeasement at all costs, be it unions
    Calm down

    Social Democrats in power ?

    Very little strikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Not a good place for the future and another 20% of the population will flee to Australia again after covid has been dealt with


    Bit bloody melodramatic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Yet if you are in Jail, you are allowed to vote.
    Why shouldn't they?

    Jail = doing the time for the crime.

    Why should they lose their rights as a citizen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yea . . . not a good thing. Every large party needs a smaller one to keep it honest . . . get ready for tax hikes, inflation up the wazoo, price increases, more regional taxes, higher petrol taxes, more strikes and the resulting pay increases etc etc . . .

    I've always been a left of centre voter . . . but not here. Not because of ideology, as Ardern Labour doesn't have an ideology, rather because of buying the electorate and appeasement at all costs, be it unions, Maori demands (Waitangi will be renegotiated bit by bit) etc
    Exactly.

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    PH is a nazi liberal, right wing voter*! No doubt about it.


















    * me too!

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