New Zealand elect to change flag

New flag of New Zealand could be decided this March in a final referendum, will ask citizens if they want to change the current flag of the country to design winner who pushed himself Prime Minister, John Key, the idea of replacing the current flag reminds too much to the past where the country was a British colony, which dates from 1902, and not adapted to modern times according to John Key also does not hide will remove the Union Jack flag of the country.

Another part of citizens who want to change the current flag reminds the Australian flag which are cut to the same pattern.

 

Actual flag of New Zealand

Actual flag of New Zealand

 

Since they participated via twitter hashtag #NZFlag, but apparently there was not much enthusiasm in all this because so many people have been voting system as finalists last a little decaffeinated , and certainly have not lacked the typical jokes and memes. In total 10 292 designs were submitted, of which there were four finalists who got out of a million and a half votes with a total participation of 49% of the population.

 

The winning flag , designed by Kyle Lockwood.

The winning flag , designed by Kyle Lockwood.

The second finalist of the same designer, Kyle Lockwood.

The second finalist of the same designer, Kyle Lockwood.

 

Another proposal of  Alofi Kanter.

Another proposal of  Alofi Kanter.

And the last finalist, this is the only proposal that did not carry the Silver Fern in favor of the Koru, an element of art and Maori tattoos. The author of the flag, Andrew Fyfe.

And the last finalist, this is the only proposal that did not carry the Silver Fern in favor of the Koru, an element of art and Maori tattoos. The author of the flag, Andrew Fyfe.

The fern is a symbol of cultural identity of the country. Its silhouette is used in all kinds of areas, from political groupings, commercial or sports teams. Such as the rugby team All Blacks.

 

Silver Fern in All Blacks logo.

Silver Fern in All Blacks logo.

 

The last word lies with the people if they want to continue with the current flag or switch to the new Silver Fern and become the world’s youngest flag.

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