Internet Mana gets over the line

ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 14:27 13/06/2014

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Internet Mana says it now has the numbers to register as a political party.

To contest the party vote at September's general election, the new ''alliance'' had to gather 500 members to apply for registration with the Electoral Commission.

It was not permitted to combine existing members.

In a statement this afternoon, Internet Mana said it has now signed up 550 eligible voters through a website launched on Wednesday.

"Once the membership list has been checked and compiled internally, it will be submitted to the Electoral Commission. Confirmation of Internet Mana's registration is expected to take four to six weeks,'' the statement said.

The Mana and Internet parties joined forces last month. A win for Mana leader Hone Harawira in Te Tai Tokerau would allow the Internet party to ''coat-tail'' MPs into Parliament, a move which has sparked furious debate about the MMP provision.

Founder Kim Dotcom has stumped up more than $3m to fight the election campaign. 

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