Making arrangements to secure a strong basis for government

Clark, Helen
January 2006
Parliamentarian;2006, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
Highlights negotiations with smaller political parties for arrangements needed to create a parliamentary government from a mixed-Member proportional system combining first-past-the-post constituency voting with a party list system in New Zealand. Inclusion of Supply Agreements between the Labour Party, the New Zealand First Party and the United Future Party among the arrangements; Need for collaborative relationships with other political parties and a willingness to share power and decision making of government formation under the system; Refusal of the New Zealand First and the United Future to support a government that involves the Greens party.


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