National party wins New Zealand general election

Updated: 2011-11-26 20:16


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AUCKLAND, New Zealand - The center right National Party looked set for a second term in government Saturday, taking 48 percent of the ballots cast in the party vote in New Zealand's general election Saturday.

With 99.7 percent of the votes counted, the results from the Electoral Commission showed the main opposition Labour Party taking 27 percent, the Green Party 11 percent, and New Zealand First 7 percent.

Under New Zealand's mixed member-proportional representation (MMP) system, the results so far indicate National could take 60 seats in the country's 120-seat parliament.

The results would give Labour 34 seats, the Green Party 13 and New Zealand First eight seats.