The money or the bag?

by frog

Yesterday’s Herald has John Key on MMP:

Key says the referendum on MMP will be held in two parts – a binding plebiscite on election day 2011 on whether MMP should be retained or ditched, and a second binding plebiscite on what might replace it.

This list, he indicated, could include first-past-the-post (the predecessor of MMP), supplementary member and single transferable vote (STV).

Putting aside the pros and cons of proportional representation surely he has go the mechanics of such a referendum upside down?  How can people vote in a binding referendum on whether to retain MMP or note, before they know what it is they will replace it with?  It’s like an electoral blind date.

frog says

Published in Justice & Democracy by frog on Mon, November 10th, 2008   

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