After the election I have had a go at an oligarch’s parliament. The premise is what would a parliament look like made of the least successful parties. I had a go at this years ago: the government was McGillicuddy Serious, the opposition was Values. National didn’t get in except in the Maori Seats.

I used the MMP seat allocation calendar to give them a proportionate number of seats. As using the numbers from the real elections gave them a massive overhang I reduced the numbers proportionally. National did not win any seats and I did not share any votes with them. There is an overhang of seven MPs due to independent candidates.

My bizarro parliament:

ACT 36 MPs 24 electorates 14 list
Democrats for Social Credit 13 MPs 8 electorates 5 list
Libertarianz 12 MPs 7 electorates 5 list
United Future 9 MPs 5 electorates 4 list
Mana 7 MPs 3 electorates 4 list
Alliance 5 MPs 2 electorates 3 list
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis 5 MPs 2 electorates 3 list
NZ Sovereignty 5 MPs 2 electorates 3 list
Communist League 4 MPs 2 electorates 2 list
NZ First 4 MPs 2 electorates 2 list
Conservative 4 MPs 1 electorate 3 list
Greens 4 MPs 1 electorate 3 list
Labour 4 MPs 1 electorate 3 list
Maori Party 4 MPs 1 electorate 3 list
Youth Party 2 MPs 1 electorate 1 list
Economic Euthenics 1 MP 1 electorate
Nga Iwi 1 MP 1 electorate
Independents 7 MPs 7 electorates

A creepy right-wing bias here. Maybe an coalition of ACT, Libertarianz, United Future and Conservatives would be the government, with support of some of the independents. I doubt it would be stable.

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