New Zealand Republican Party (1995)

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The New Zealand Republican Party of 1995 was a political party which campaigned for the creation of a New Zealand republic as one of its main policies. It existed from 1995 to 2002.

Founding[edit]

The party was registered as an incorporated society on 24 January 1995 as "The Confederation of United Tribes of New Zealand Incorporated" but changed its name on 8 February 1995 to the New Zealand Republican Party. It was led by William Powell.

1996 election[edit]

Although the party was registered in time for the 1996 election, it was late in submitting its party list. The party challenged its exclusion as a result of failing to submit a list at the High Court of New Zealand, and attempted to have the 1996 elections postponed to allow this. Their application for an injunction was rejected however.

1999 election[edit]

In the 1999 election, the party submitted a list, but won only 0.01% (292 votes in total)[1] of the vote, the lowest of all registered parties. The party was officially de-registered on 24 June 2002.,[2] just before the 2002 election

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 election results". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Political party registered logos". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2008-01-18.