Final results for the 2017 New Zealand general election

Elections Democracy Parliament New Zealand

The General Election of 23 September 2017 was New Zealand’s 52nd since general elections began in 1853. It was the eighth election conducted under the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system that was used first for the 1996 election. Following the counting of special votes and the release of the official results, there are five political parties and 120 members represented in the 52nd Parliament. This research paper summarizes differences between the preliminary (election night count) and the final election results, compares the 2017 election result with that of 2014, shows trends in voter turnout, and analyses the demographic makeup of the 52nd Parliament.

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