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National will be able to form a government without NZ First's support.
45% (61 votes)
National will need NZ First's support to be able to govern.
24% (33 votes)
Labour, the Greens and NZ First will be able to form a government.
23% (31 votes)
We get a hung parliament or minority government.
7% (10 votes)
Total voters: 135

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