Governance & Politics
June 25, 2018

NZ Prime Minister’s Experience With Proportional Representation

Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), a country that uses a form of proportional representation to elect its politicians.

So what happened? How was it? How bad was the vote-mageddon that we are sure to experience here in BC?

Stephen Quinn at the CBC interviews Ms. Clark, and you can listen HERE. It’s 8:40 in length.

Spoiler alert: She likes it. It worked. Things got done. People seemed to like the absence of “. . . one-party elected dictatorships . . .”, as occur regularly under first-past-the-post systems.

Vote-mageddon was not evident.

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Helen Clark was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999-2008, during which time proportional representation was the electoral system used for the vote. (It still is.)

She’ll share her experiences in Vancouver on June 25,¬†with Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason.

WHEN: June 25, 2018 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville St, Vancouver

Sign up here.

More information about MMP, including a handy video, follows.

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