Dotcom to launch 'Party Party'

Last updated 13:41 14/01/2014
Kim Dotcom
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KIM DOTCOM: His electoral base will be the generation born into the internet age.

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Kim Dotcom is planning a mega public bash on the day he's due to announce details of his new political party, and drop a new album while he's at it.

Calling it the "Party Party", Dotcom announced free entry to the launch at Auckland's Shed 10, via Twitter.

Dotcom has already confirmed he will be announcing details of his new party on Monday January 20, which will be the second anniversary of the FBI raids on his Coatesville mansion.

It's also his birthday, and the party will be doubling as a launch for his new album "Good Times".

The German internet mogul also teased he would be joined by "very very special guests".

Dotcom can't stand for Parliament as he is not a New Zealand citizen, but he can play a central role as party leader or president.

Some commentators have tipped the party could cause problems for both National and Labour.

All agree, a vote for any Dotcom party would be a vote against Prime Minister John Key, but it where those votes would come from that is of biggest concern to both major parties.

If those voters come from the young, internet-savvy protest voter pool, then that could mean a loss of votes for the left of Labour, the Greens and Mana.

But commentators have voiced that if his party persuades disaffected non-voters to mobilise, that could spell trouble for National.

Dotcom has until one month out from the election to get the 500 members required to register his party.

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