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New Zealand electoral systems

New Zealand electoral systems

As this diagram shows, New Zealand's Parliament has used three methods to elect its members: first-past-the-post, two-round and mixed-member proportional voting. In local-body elections, a wide range of other systems have been used.

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Nigel S. Roberts, 'Electoral systems - MMP in practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2022)

Story by Nigel S. Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015