The left wing is currently running a graphic that supposedly puts pay to the fact National has a mandate.
According to the graphic more people voted for parties opposed to asset sales than for parties that in favour. ¬†Trevor Mallard as usual is running it hard:
Unfortunately for them the figures they use includes parties that never made it to parliament like the Conservatives, the Alliance, Aotearoa Legalise Cannibis Party….it is barely cerdible to include non-parliamentary parties in the count.
The real figures are:
Anti-MOM:¬†Labour 614,937 + Green 247,372 + NZ First 147,544 +Maori 31,982 + Mana 24,168 = 1,066,003
Pro-MOM: National 1,058,636 + ACT 23,889 + United¬†Future¬†13,443 = 1,095,968
That is a Parliamentary majority of 1 seat or 29,965 votes. Given we are a parliamentary democracy it is absurd for them to claim non-parliamentary votes in their statistics.
Never believe an infographic provided by the left…it is usually full of lies.