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The New Zealand National Party (Rōpū Nāhinara) is currently the main opposition party in parliament. A centre-right party, National tends to be economically liberal and socially conservative, promoting individual freedom, personal responsibility and competitive enterprise. National formed in 1936 as a combination of the Reform and United parties to oppose the growing labour movement. It has been in government five times and had eight leaders become prime minister.
- Year founded 1936
- Times in government 5
- Current MPs 55
- Electorate seats held40
- Donations received 2017-2019 $6,542,868
2020 polling average 32.5%
Parties get seats in parliament in proportion to how many party votes they get. Once all the electorate seats are added up, candidates are elected to list seats from each party in order of their ranking on the party lists.