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Election 2014: Left routed

John Key: After the most surreal campaign in living memory, his party has gained two seats (@rnz)

National increases vote | NZ First rises but Winston's kingmaker services not required | Conservatives fail to make 5% | Internet Mana wiped out as Harawira loses seat | Labour rebel Stuart Nash takes Napier from National | Labour defectors go to NZ First rather than Greens

One third vote before Election Day

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