Wellington: Today, on September 23, New Zealand held the General Elections to the Parliament of the country. Despite the official announcement of the results on October 7, there are already preliminary results.
According to exit polls, the National Party is currently in the lead, currently gaining 46.1%. The second place is occupied by the "Labor Party", the third - "The First Party of New Zealand", further - "Greens". Two million voters who voted in these elections were registered.
The electoral system in New Zealand is mixed. Members of parliament are elected by majority and proportional principles. Places in parliament receive five parties. This time, such parties can become the National Party, Labor, the First Party of New Zealand, the Green Party and the AKT Party.