The coalition or confidence and supply partners will be a bit smaller, but the Prime Minister will be determined to seek to work with all three of those parties.
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Key starts government talks
By Tracy Watkins, Kate Chapman, Andrea Vance and Sarah Harvey
National Party deputy leader Bill English and senior Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee are on their way up to John Key’s Parnell home in Auckland today as talks to put together a government gather steam. English and Brownlee will join Key and senior MP Murray McCully. They will discuss what’s on the table in coalition talks today and over the next few days. National’s campaign manager Steven Joyce this morning said the next government was going to look “quite similar” to the last one, with the Maori Party, ACT and United Future all crucial in the final make-up.
2011 General Election Preliminary Results
Preliminary results for the 2011 General Election and advance voting for the Referendum on the Voting System (via Electoral Commission website)
• The preliminary results are based on the 2,014,334 votes counted on election night.
• Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 240,247 (10.7% of total votes). This includes an estimated 19,527 overseas votes.
• The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,254,581.
• Voter turnout for the 2011 General Election is estimated to be 73.83% of those enrolled as at 5pm Friday 25 November. This compares with a final 79.46% turnout of those enrolled in 2008.
A summary of all party votes, electorate votes and advance votes is available on www.electionresults.govt.nz. The website also shows the probable distribution of seats by party as calculated by the St Lague formula. Preliminary results by polling place for each electorate will also be available on the site.
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