Election Time In New Zealand

New Zealanders will go to the polls on September 17 to elect their new Members of Parliament and a new government.

The current Labour Party government headed by incumbent Prime Minister Helen Clark is seen to have a very close fight to be government against the National Party headed by Don Brash. (Labour is a centre-left party and National is a centre-right party)

In the last opinion surveys National is up against Labour. The former’s popularity may be due to the party’s promise of tax cuts to individuals and corporation.

It is unclear yet to what will about immigration policy if National wins the election. However, if Labour will win another term it will likely be status quo.

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