You’d think the man tasked with (successfully) unseating Winston Peters would have a better idea of how MMP works, but evidently not.
This bitterness is in stark contrast to Bill English’s gracious concession speech. There is nothing more bitter than a sore loser claiming this is some kind of constitutional coup.
National and ACT got 44.95%. Labour, NZ First, and the Greens got 50.36%. This is how proportional representation works. It’s not mob rule. The majority of the country are represented in this government.
If we have another term of this kind of bitterness, it’ll be a long 3 years.