The MMP Review Issues

The Commission was required to review a number of issues but was able to consider other issues as long as they related directly to MMP.

Parliament said the Commission had to review the following issues —

  • The two thresholds of the allocation of list seats
  • The effects of the ratio of electorate seats to list seats on proportionality
  • The effect of a party’s candidates winning more seats than the party would be entitled;
  • The rules for ordering candidates on party lists
  • The rules allowing candidate to contest an electorate and be on a party list
  • The rules allowing list MPs to contest by-elections

Two issues were not part of the MMP review. The size of Parliament and Māori representation could not be reviewed.

Read about what people said on the MMP Review.

 

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Last updated: 29 January 2013