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New Zealand First (Aotearoa Tuatahi) is a nationalist populist party currently in government with the Labour Party. NZ First was formed in 1993 after Winston Peters resigned from the National Party. The party has been in government twice, once with National and once with Labour as part of the current government. It also had a confidence and supply agreement with Labour after the 2005 election. With the exception of two terms, leader Winston Peters has been in parliament since 1979.
- Year founded 1993
- Times in government 3
- Current MPs 9
- Electorate seats held0
- Donations received 2017-2019 $1,003,478
2020 polling average 2.4%
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