2008 New Zealand general election
The 2008 New Zealand general election was held on 8 November 2008. The liberal-conservative National Party, headed by its parliamentary leader John Key, won the largest share of votes and seats, ending nine years of government by the social-democratic Labour Party, led by Helen Clark. This marked the beginning of the Fifth National Government which governed for the next nine years, until the 2017 general election, when a government was formed between the Labour and New Zealand First parties.
All 120 seats (plus 2 overhang seats) in the New Zealand House of Representatives
62 seats were needed for a majority
|Turnout||2,376,480 (79.46%) 1.46|
Results of the election.
The Chief Electoral Officer released the official results on 22 November 2008.