OMG that was a l-o-o-o-n-g 9 years! I was not surprised by anything much at this election, except perhaps that the moronic Greens managed to extend their vote.
Thank goodness Mr Key has won so emphatically, that he shouldn’t have to even talk to the likes of them.
I was surprised however, by Helen Clark resigning straight away, on the night. As was everyone, by the sounds of it. I knew she was gonna go, but didn’t think she’d be that abrupt about it.
I was not surprised, but considerably sorry to see NZ First fall under the 5% radar, and Winston, very predictably failing to take the Tauranga seat.
Rodney did extremely well for Act, focussing his efforts, as at the last election, on his electorate seat of Epsom, which he again won, so even though they didn’t make the 5%, they still have 5 MP’s in the house, and they will make a natural ally for National.
The Kiwi Party in the end, barely registered on the overall scale, but I wish I could have voted for them.
John Key is our new leader. So that proves it. There must indeed be, a God up there, in heaven. 🙂