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Results of the 1992 and 2011 indicative referendums

Results of the 1992 and 2011 indicative referendums

Indicative referendums on the electoral system were held in 1992 and 2011. In the 1992 referendum, 84.7% of those who voted wanted a change from the existing first-past-the-post (FPP) system. Of the options available should the system change, 70.5% of those who voted favoured the mixed-member proportional (MMP) system. In the 2011 indicative election, 57.8% of those who voted favoured retaining the existing MMP system. Of the alternative electoral systems to MMP, 46.7% of those who voted preferred FPP.

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Nigel Roberts, 'Referendums - Consultative referendums after 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 30 Aug 2016, updated 1 Dec 2020