Friday, December 13, 2013

CIR Asset sales referendum result

A third say YES. Good result. Probably reasonably representative. A minority of National voters didn't want the sales. Nothing to see here. Waste of time and money.

Preliminary Results of Citizens Initiated Referendum

Media releases
The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary result of the Citizens Initiated Referendum on the question Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?”
2013 Citizens Initiated Referendum Preliminary Result
Number of Votes Received
Percentage of Total Valid Votes
For the response
For the response
Informal votes*
Total valid votes


Anonymous said...

That third will be 100% of actual property owners, of independent adults with independent means, in other words, of the whole who build the country and who pay for everything else.

When NZ returns to a democracy that is fair to those of us who pay the damn bills - then that vote will be recognised as 100% and all the so-called "assets" --- they're all really liabilities --- will be got rid of as soon as possible

Anonymous said...

Under the Constitution Act 1852 adult males qualified who owned a freehold property worth £50 for six months or more, leased property of annual value £10 for three years, or occupied a household of annual value £10 in town or £5 in the country where they had resided for at least six months.

These days, those figures would be:
Males who owned a property worth $5,000,000 or more; Leased property with $1,000,000 or more,
occupied a household of annual value $1,000,000 in town or $500,000 in the country.

Elections results would be very, very different until the laws by which NZ was actually founded. We would have three parties in parliament: National, ACT, and Conservatives.

And the success of this referendum would be 100%.

Manolo said...

Keep dreaming, anonymous. The socialistic mindset is far too much entrenched in the NZ psyche that, unfortunately, your suggestion will never happen.