Friday, January 27, 2006

Another reason why MMP sucks

So, apparently, because Labour + New Zealand First + United Future + Greens abstaining equals more than 50% of the votes, that means that the Government actually has the support of the majority of the population?

That's another fallacy made by proponents of MMP. Apparently, if all the parties in Parliament joined in a "Grandest Coalition", the Government would have the biggest mandate ever - close to 100% of the population. Right? Or a Labour/National coalition would be supported by 80%?

Just because the numbers add up to a majority, doesn't mean the Government is actually the will of them.


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