Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party Lost ElectionAdded: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Kim Dotcom's political party has managed to score only a bit more than 1.2% of the vote in New Zealand’s parliamentary elections. As such, the Internet party failed to enter the government, as 5% was required for a seat in Parliament. Kim Dotcom admitted that it was all his fault, attributing it to his “poisoned brand”.
Kim Dotcom launched his Internet Party early in 2014, planning to enter the New Zealand Parliament. He could not run for election himself, but could gain significant political power as the party’s president. When New Zealanders went to the election, they found the Internet Party in the ballots in an alliance with the Mana Party. After voting booths closed, the provisional results revealed that Internet Mana failed to win a seat, collecting only 1.26% of the total vote. The result must be quite disappointing for Kim Dotcom who spent over $2 million on the election campaign.
Internet Mana became quite popular on the Internet in the recent time. Kim Dotcom actively campaigned against his arch-rival Prime Minister. In fact, a few days before the election, the Internet Party even arranged the “Moment of Truth” event, where Edward Snowden, Glen Greenwald and Julian Assange got the chance to criticize the country’s surveillance efforts. However, Key’s National Party became the overwhelming winner of the election, collecting almost 50% of all votes.
After the defeat, Kim Dotcom apologized to Mana leader Hone Harawira as well as the Maori people. In fact, Mr Harawira lost his Parliament seat following the results of election, and Kim Dotcom suggested it could be his fault. Dotcom also congratulated the Prime Minister on his win via his Twitter account.
In the meantime, the Internet Party leader Laila Harre pointed out that the party’s policy went unreported in the media, as the latter mostly focused on scandals and the dirty games played, rather than on the policy. Laila Harre also thanked Kim Dotcom for the provided chance to shake up NZ politics, saying that the online entrepreneur has became the symbol of Internet Mana, though the party failed to realize what impact this would have on the election campaign. Actually, this was hard to miss, as it’s been a 2-year campaign of vilification of Dotcom, which couldn’t go unnoticed in the campaign.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Sunday, September 28th, 2014
|posted by (2014-09-29 06:36:13)|
|They were to busy throwing crap at the MP and trying to BUY their way in through another party. New Zealanders showed that they cannot be purchased by a Fat Crim, and now we don't hear from him (thank god for that). Now to get him into an Orange jumpsuit for the USA boys.|
Dotcom moved heaven and earth to get himself into NZ, and now blames NZ for letting him.
We like your dollars, Kim, and cheap internet services if we can get some. But nobody will miss you personally if you F.Off.
Trying to keep your ass out of jail is understandable, but not a political policy.
If it wasn't for your bodyguards, you'd get the bash every time you went out.
It had nothing to do with internet freedom, file sharing, slagging off the PM (who deserves it anyway) etc.
Unlike Hone Harawira, NZ is not for sale, Kim.
Kim Dotcom really backed a lemon partnering with Mana party.Nobody wants them, and especially Hone Harawira.
And backing Dotcom was Hone's last desperate straw clutching to keep a fat salary and avoid getting a real job.
A man who manages to combine dishonesty, bigotry, racialism, greed, ignorance and massive stupidity in a single package.
Even his own family didn't vote for him.
|I think Kim Dotcom got a raw deal here in NZ. The MSM and the National Party (and others) had it in for him from day 1. They hounded him, and most times unfairly. He hasn't done anything wrong in NZ, but he has done some things in other countries. The only reason America wants him jailed is because of the film industry, as they have so much power over certain governments (don't think they don't) and they are the ones pushing for the TPPA to be signed, which benefits who? The Film Industry. As for Hone, he is a great politician, as he kept most of the others honest, questioned them on things when others wouldn't. He WILL be missed this term in parliament, and he was cheated out of his seat not only by the Kim Dotcom factor, but by the other parties (Labour, Maori, National, NZ First), and that is why he isn't there now. I hope Dotcom stays in NZ, as he does not deserve 80 years in prison just to make the Americans happy - F them!||
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