New Zealand gets its own Donald Trump
New Zealand has an odd electoral system which tends to help minor parties to get seats in parliament in addition to the two main parties. Which often means that no one party has a majority of seats. So it is usually necessary for two or more parties to enter into an agreement to govern together.
After the recent inconclusive election, the support of a small populist party -- chiefly supported by Maori and the elderly -- was crucial to forming a new coalition government. The populist leader, Winston Peters, has policies very similar to Trump and is determined to implement them. He is however entering into an unlikely coalition with the Leftists and the Greens. His coalition partners wildly disagree with him, however. But they can't do without him.
Peters. He is half Maori
So it should be interesting from now on. We may see Trump-like policies being enacted with the support of Leftists and Greens! He should at least be a restraining influence on Green/Left idiocy. Some details below