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The 2020 New Zealand general election will be held after the currently elected 52nd New Zealand Parliament is dissolved or expires. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the election date as Saturday 19 September 2020.

In the last election, Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, formed a minority coalition government with the New Zealand First party.

Candidates

Election changes

Electorate boundaries for the next election are due to be redrawn in 2019, after the 2018 census and Māori electoral option. This means that unless a snap election is called before 2019, the next general election will be the first to use boundaries based on the 2018 census.

Opinion polling

Opinion polling for the 2020 New Zealand general election

Seat projections

Party 2017 election result Roy Morgan
30 Oct – 12 Nov 2017 poll
1 News Colmar Brunton
19–23 May 2018 poll
Radio NZ
5 Jun 2018 poll of polls
Newshub Reid Research
17–24 May 2018 poll
National Party 56 51 58 57 58
Labour Party 46 49 55 54 55
New Zealand First 9 6 0 0 0
Green Party 8 13 6 8 8
ACT 1 1 1 1 1*
Seats in Parliament 120 120 120 120 122
Overall result (majority) National−NZ First (65) Labour−Green (62) Labour−Green (61) Labour−Green (62) Labour–Green (63)
Labour−Green−NZ First (63)
Note: Forecasted seats are currently calculated using the Electoral Commission's MMP seat allocation calculator, based on polling results.

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