Party vote

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

Many peo­ple don’t re­alise the sig­nif­i­cance and im­por­tance of how they cast their party vote.

Pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion is all about giv­ing smaller par­ties a chance to be­come part of our par­lia­men­tary sys­tem.

The rea­son the two main par­ties court the sup­port of smaller par­ties is be­cause they need them as coali­tion part­ners to get their poli­cies through.

It’s good to keep in mind that the party vote should go to which­ever party would make the best coali­tion part­ner.

Of­ten this will mean the party vote will, and in­deed should, be dif­fer­ent from the elec­torate vote. Pat Gre­gory


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