MMP turns 25-more women, Asian, and Maori MPs

Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith Wellington, November 19, 2018 It’s 25 years this month since New Zealand chose to switch from First Past the Post (FPP) to Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) to elect its House of Representatives. Victoria University senior lecturer in comparative politics, Fiona Barker and Professor of Comparative Politics Jack Vowles say that MMP has changed both what…

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Bainimarama reinstated as Fiji Prime Minister

Checkpoint, RNZ, Auckland, November 19, 2018 Fiji’s re-elected Prime Minister has blamed the torrential rain on election day for his significant drop in support. Frank Bainimarama received around 130,000 individual votes, compared to over 200,000 at the last election in 2014. The leader of the 2006 coup was in Auckland over the weekend for his brother’s funeral, and said he…

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