Couldn't find the old NZ politics thread, and given that no one has posted in it since 2011, I thought we might as well start a new one.
The election date has been announced as September 20th.
PM reveals 2014 election date - National - NZ Herald News
National obviously looking to capitalise on their strong numbers in the polls atm and get their third term nailed down as quickly as possible.
Personally really struggle to see anything other than another National win (the bigger question is who they'd go into Government with), especially with David Cunliffe stumbling, like a drunk Otago Uni student on an icy footpath, from one faux-pas to the next. Still, a week is a long time in politics and all that...