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The election campaign begins early


This media report today kicks of the next election campaign,




With a shaky one-seat majority and falling support in opinion polls, National is panicking.

See:  Bugger the polls?

See:  National – The End is Nigh

See:  Bugger the polls? (Part #Rua)

Party strategists and hierarchy understand full well that their grasp on the treasury benches is tenuous, and they could wake up tomorrow having lost their majority.

National’s internal polling has probably confirmed that the writing is on the wall.  Short of a miracle, National will be crushed at the 2014 elections.

This blogger predicts that National will not make it to 2014. In fact, this blogger predicts  an early election this year, after a successful vote of no confidence brings down this government.



In the meantime, we can expect more electioneering-style media statements, in the battle for the hearts and minds of New Zealand voters.



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  1. Deborah Kean
    16 April 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Can it really be true? An early election this year? If so, I will rejoice as, will we all…

  2. John
    16 April 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Now come on Frank, an election this year??!! It would be like throwing open the doors to a dark and dank dungeon and suddenly finding yourself bathed in glorious warm sunshine, like sinking into a deep soothing hot bath (to extend the bath metaphor) after a days slog in a childcare center (or words to that effect). I refuse to allow myself to hope; things cannot get that good so soon…can they?

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