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PacNet #48 – 1999 New Zealand General Election: An Update

The New Zealand General Election held on Saturday 27 November saw the defeat of the center-right National Party (under Prime Minister Jenny Shipley) and election of a center-left government dominated by the Labour Party (Helen Clark) supported by the smaller, left-wing Alliance (Jim Anderton). The result is seen as an end to 15 years of hands-off economic policy.