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.