14th NZ Parliament
The 14th Parliament of New Zealand was in session from November 25, 2011, to December 26, 2011. The membership was set by the November 25 elections by voters in the four original regions of NZ. Five political parties secured representation.
This election saw Love and Peace (L&P), the party of incumbent President , captured 13 seats and won the largest popular vote with 61 votes. This marked another strong showing for the L&P, which was now led by former CP Kurojca.
The Ujedinjenje ili smrt (UIS), of former CP DaRkO 206 tied L&P with 13 seats. However, it fell short of the popular vote and took 56 votes. The party used this result to position itself for the upcoming Presidential elections. The party supported Moon during this term.
The election was another disappointment for the Peace 'n' Prosperity Party (PnPP) who lost 1 seat from the previous elections and fell to 8 seats. This hindered the party's ability to campaign for their CP candidate mortalbeta but the party used its position as the third party to adopt a more cooperative tone.
Ranginui fell again, winning its lowest total ever, taking only 2 seats. Its popular vote fell to a new historic low of 9 votes. This setback marked a major disadvantage for the party and limited its ability to influence much of the legislative agenda. The veteran members, Ava-imperator and , both returned but with little support, their ability to bring forward change was limited.
A major surprise was the success of the Red Squad which elected 4 members, the highest total in the party's history. However, the group was diverse and only days after the election, two members defected, one to L&P and one to the newly formed Crocus Valley.
A notable event of this Parliament was the impeachment vote which took place on December 6. It was moved by L&P MP Gracia against recently elected UIS President PedjaT. The motion passed with the 8 PnPP, 10 L&P, 1 CV and 2 Ranginui MP's supporting it. It was opposed by 3 UIS, 2 RS and 3 L&P MP's. The surprising abstention by a majority of UIS MP's indicated the motion had some backing within their party. Following this, mortalbeta assumed the Presidency for her second term.