Key forming Government

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'All steam, no hangi'

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Nervous wait for Mallard

Trevor Mallard 6:28pm Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard could have victory snatched away by 3900 special votes yet to be counted from his electorate.

Bittersweet return for Mark

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

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