"There have been no applications for judicial recounts of the election results," the Chief Electoral Officer, David Henry, said today.
Statement by the Chief Electoral Officer, Ministry of Justice<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Summary The number of seats in Parliament will be 121, not the 122 seats predicted on election night.
Good progress is being made in compiling the official results of the election.
Over 14 million hits from users in 100 countries were recorded on the Chief Electoral Office's www.electionresults.govt.nz website on election night.
New Zealand celebrates Suffrage Day today (19 September) with women making up a third of its new parliament - the highest proportion ever.
The preliminary results as at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /> midnight for the 2005 general election have been released by the Chief Electoral Office.