New Zealand Votes to Keep Its Flag

March 24, 2016 7:39 AM

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New Zealand Votes to Keep Its Flag

In December, Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) won the first nationwide postal referendum, and the support of Mr. Key, who had floated the idea of a new flag in an election campaign speech in March 2014. At the time, Mr. Key said that if his National party won the elections in September, he would hold a referendum on the flag.

But the referendum in December asked people which of the five finalists they preferred — not whether they wanted a new flag at all. Mr. Key said that decision was best made in a vote putting the existing flag against a single challenger.

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