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Thursday, May 07, 2009

MMP and Electoral reform


One of No Right Turn's readers has pointed out an article by Mei Chen: Is the MMP referendum likely to result in Electoral reform? I have linked to it for the record, given that I agree with her, in that voters would not want to change our electoral system. They'd rather keep it and tweak it. For example the five percent threshold could be reduced or abolished with a simple majority of Parliament to avoid the current scenario of Act getting into Parliament and NZ First missing out, even though the latter got more of the vote.

Anyway I'm off to the Maori and Parliament conference tomorrow and Saturday at Parliament, so won't be blogging much in the next two days - but could well be writing something on it on my return.

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