Pros and Cons of New Zealand Democracy

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Pros and Cons about New Zealand Democracy New Zealand democracy is a type of government where the party, with votes of 50% of the nation during elections, can rule the government and the country. MMP (Mixed Proportional Government) is when parties are allowed to have coalitions with other parties if they are fewer than 50% of the countries votes. In a result, if they still don’t make it over 50%, the previous party that ruled the government carries on with their reign. New Zealand citizens don’t get to choose who gets to be Prime Minister because the party does. They can change who the Prime minister is any day as long as the caucus agree with each other. I believe that this type of government is bad and I am arguing about what should be done. Firstly, democracy in New Zealand is too loose. As I said in the introduction, anyone can be elected Prime Minister as long as the majority of the caucus agree with each other. A prefect example of this is between Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley. Both of them were from the National Party and over time, the caucus agreed that Jim Bolger wasn’t good enough for the National Party so they elected Jenny Shipley. She became the first women Prime Minister for New Zealand but she soon lost to Helen Clark who became the first elected women Prime Minister. It is prominent that having an unreasonable change like this may cause sudden changes for the country. My second point is that not everyone who is over the age of 18 is made to vote in New Zealand. This could result in thousands of teenagers not voting and could change many things such as the representative for a town or which party gets more seats in parliament. Secondly, I believe that New Zealanders should have three votes. Why? Because giving New Zealander’s only two votes means that you get to vote for your electorate and a vote for a party. I feel strongly that people
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