The registered parties for 2008

Unless a new party pops up to register before Thursday, then there are 21 parties contesting the election, in terms of the party vote. This assumes they will all file a party list, which may not happen.

In 1996 there were 22 registered parties, with 21 of them contesting the election. In 1999 25 registered parties and 22 of them contested the election.

2002 saw just 15 parties registered, and 14 competing. And last time in 2005 all 19 parties made it onto the ballot.

The parties in alphabetical order are

  1. ACT New Zealand
  2. Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
  3. Direct Democracy Party
  4. Jim Anderton’s Progressive
  5. Libertarianz
  6. Māori Party
  7. New World Order
  8. New Zealand First Party
  9. New Zealand Labour Party
  10. New Zealand Pacific Party
  11. RAM – Residents Action Movement
  12. The Alliance
  13. The Bill and Ben Party
  14. The Family Party
  15. The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  16. The Kiwi Party
  17. The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit
  18. The New Zealand National Party
  19. The Republic of New Zealand Party
  21. Workers Party of New Zealand
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