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.Read more »