New Zealand

The New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 23 September 2017 to elect the members of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. 

In the Global Vote, the clear winner was Jacinda Ardern, the new leader of the New Zealand Labour party, with a resounding 42% share of the vote.

The result of the official vote was a coalition government between New Zealand First and the Labour Party, with Jacinda Ardern sworn in as Prime Minister, and NZ First leader Winston Peters to serve as deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister.

As is the practice with assembly elections on the Global Vote, we gave voters the opportunity to vote for the Head of Government rather than for a party, as if this were a direct election of the country's leader. 

With sincere thanks to Andras Szesztai for his invaluable help in preparing the candidate profiles.