Can the Greens survive Government?

Liam Hehir looks at what happens to minor parties in Government:

  • Between 1996 and 1999, New Zealand First went from 13.35 to 4.25 per cent.
  • Between 1999 and 2002, the Alliance went from 7.74 to 1.27 per cent.
  • Between 2002 and 2005, United Future went from 6.62 to 2.67 per cent.
  • Between 2005 and 2008, New Zealand First went from 5.72 to 4.07 per cent.

So if the do make Government, will they survive it? They have no electorate seats as a life boat.

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