I posted up the results for an alternative election in New Zealand earlier this week where the parties that were least successful in each seat swapped around and won that seat in my alternative time-line. After I posted it I realised that how I could manipulate the list vote is give the highest votes the value of 1, the second highest 2, and so on, then add those numbers up and work out a percentage of votes from that.

Fifteen parties contested the list vote. Six other parties did not contest list votes but won eight seats, as well as seven other seats which returned independent members of parliament. The resulting parliament has 147 members, higher than the numbers elected here due to the number of overhang seats. One party, the centre-right National Party won no seats and its list vote was re-allocated as it was below the threshold.

ACT 22 MPs 22 electorates 0 list
Alliance 14 MPs 2 electorates 12 list
Democrats for Social Credit 14 MPs 8 electorates 6 list
Libertarianz 14 MPs 7 electorates 7 list
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis 12 MPs 2 electorates 10 list
Mana 12 MPs 3 electorates 9 list
Maori Party 11 MPs 1 electorate 10 list
United Future 11 MPs 5 electorates 6 list
Conservative 8 MPs 1 electorate 7 list
NZ First 6 MPs 2 electorates 4 list
Greens 5 MPs 1 electorate 4 list
Labour 3 MPs 1 electorate 2 list
NZ Sovereignty 2 MPs 2 electorates
Communist League 2 MPs 2 electorates
Youth Party 1 MP 1 electorate
Economic Euthenics 1 MP 1 electorate
Human Rights 1 MP 1 electorate
Nga Iwi 1 MP 1 electorate
Independents 7 MPs 7 electorates

Still a strong neo-liberal block with ACT the largest party allied with the Libertarianz. Needing 74 MPs to form a bare majority, they may draw in other parties who want to be around the caucus table: the socially rightist Conservatives, the centrist Ünited Future, and the indigenous Maori Party. They might even attract the hemp industrialists from the Aotearoa Party or the economic policies of the Democrats. The left look like to be be in opposition between a strong showing by the Alliance with its support parties, Labour, the Greens and the Communists.

In truth this is a parliament of rejects and the leading parties of this parliament reflects this. There is enough there to terrify to alarm and attract various factions in real factions. Analysing the numbers proved to be an interesting exercise in itself in studying the voting trends of the country. I may have to keep that information for consideration.

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