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Yes, its fundamentally broken, and their archaic voting system and the confrontation and unaccountability it promotes is a huge part of that problem.

But then, that's the difference between NZ's westminster system and the UK's: we're democratic: we use MMP. And that has completely changed our political and constitutional thinking.

by IdiotSavant on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 07:43:09 PM EST
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Yes the mixed member proportional system is a good compromise between the party list system and the FPTP system encouraging proportionality in representation, some tactical voting, and cooperation between parties  while not entirely losing the identification between Constituencies and their MPs.

A diary on how it has changed New Zealand's political culture since its introduction would be much appreciated!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 07:57:17 PM EST
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