It probably won’t register on most Aussies radar in the way that the US elections have but I personally think the New Zealand election is well worth watching. If the polls are right then Helen Clarkes Labour government is finished. National will however still most likely need to form a coalition to form government.The ACT Party, one of the logical coalition partners, is very strident in it’s free market rhetoric and has had a last minute surge in the polls. As part of the ACT ticket it looks likely that Roger Douglas, the Margaret Thatcher of New Zealand, will make a comeback to parliament after 18 years out of the game. If elected he has promised to cause trouble.
Got your popcorn? Here is one of the ACT parties webads. Very professional, very strong, very positive.