NEW Zealand’s new government will be a coalition of three parties who have to negotiate between themselves – a situation that Australian Labor and Liberal-National Party corporate backroom boys and their media would see as “unthinkable”.
The situation is akin to the LNP being forced to govern with One Nation and the United Australia Party – something “unthinkable” in the minds of mainstream corporate politics and media who prefer “government” to be a “stable” and predictable one-party dictatorship until the next election.
Following a final count of 567,000 outstanding votes, the New Zealand National Party led by Christopher Luxon will have to govern in coalition with the libertarian-leaning ACT Party and the conservative-populist NZ First.
The three-party coalition was “unthinkable” to some Kiwi journalists like John MacDonald, an ex-BBC guy and radio talking head who seriously suggested a “solution” to this situation would be for the National Party to join and govern with the NZ Greens, “because that would also give them a majority”. Brilliant Johnny.
The good news for Kiwis is that there are some hard-headed conservatives among the three parties who are keen to rid the country of the cultural Marxist, environmentalist garbage dumped on the country for six years by the WEF witch Jacinda Ardern and her grab bag of socialist whackos.
One of those conservatives is Shane Jones of NZ First, an advocate for oil and gas energy development that was banned by Ardern, egged on by the Greens. As part of the coalition deal NZ First is expected to be given a ministerial portfolio and Jones as Energy Minister would send the Greens into permanent meltdown.
Another key NZ First figure is Casey Costello, a Maori and former policewoman and advocate of the Hobson’s Pledge campaign which has been instrumental in pushing back against the race-based and divisive indigenous co-governance agenda also faced by Australia.
The test for Luxon, who comes from the corporate world, will be whether or not he and his party bosses can resist the demands of woke corporations such as Black Rock, the giant, slimy, WEF-linked corporation that is pushing “renewable energy” projects in New Zealand.
This is likely to be connected to Ardern and her new job with Conservation International, yet another corporate and foundation-funded environmentalist quango that “advocates internationally, especially on issues affecting the Pacific and Antarctica”. The penguins are listening, we’re sure.
Neither NZ First nor ACT are likely to back renewable energy projects unless they make economic sense, which most don’t. But some among Luxon’s party have been stupid enough to jump on the green “combating climate change” bandwagon, hopefully only as political virtue signalling.
The ACT Party is headed by David Seymour, who spent much of his campaign telling voters not to vote for Winston Peters, so the relationship between the two will be a potential weak point in the coalition.
The micro-party rout was again evident in the election results with not one of the 11 parties that contested gaining a seat. The best performer was TOP (The Opportunities Party) with 2.22%. Next came Liz Gunn’s Loyal NZ at 1.2%.
If the energy and resources expended on these small, mostly freedom-supporting parties, was put into backing NZ First, who were only three seats behind ACT, for instance, there might be a truly ground-shaking change in NZ politics.