John Key and family members cast their ballots
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NZ's John Key celebrates emphatic poll win

New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show.

With almost all of the votes counted, PM John Key's party held 48%, with the opposition Labour Party lagging behind on 25%. The Greens had 10%.

Mr Key has recently been forced to defend his party against claims of dirty politics and mass spying.

TVNZ correspondent Damian Christie told the BBC, he still remains a very popular figure.

  • 20 Sep 2014
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