New Zealand record support for libertarian party
In the 2020 New Zealand election held on 17 October, the libertarian and classical liberal party, ACT (Association of Consumers and Taxpayers), achieved a record high 8% of the total vote.
This results in 8% of the seats in Parliament (House of Representatives) being held by ACT.
Prior to the election, ACT held 0.5% of the vote and just one seat out of the 120 total seats.
During the last parliamentary term, bills would be passed 119-1, with the single ACT member of parliament the only voice opposing laws severely restricting freedom.
The major conservative opposition party, National, collapsed in a year where there were 3 different leaders, including one who kept a Trump MAGA hat displayed prominently in his office.
As a member of ACT, I’m proud of what we achieved this election, and the new reinforcements will be key voices to hold prime minister Ardern’s Labour government to account.
There is huge momentum for libertarianism here, and I sincerely wish libertarians in other countries hold on to hope, because there are many of us fighting to preserve freedoms and choice.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society