Story: National Party

Parties in Parliament, 1949–57

Click on the buttons to see which party gained the most seats, and hence became the government, in the general elections between 1949 and 1957.

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Sources: Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann, Elections in Asia and the Pacific: a data handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 731–734; New Zealand Election Results

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Colin James, 'National Party - Formation and rise', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/33863/parties-in-parliament-1949-57 (accessed 21 June 2021)

Story by Colin James, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2020