MMP has improved ethnic diversity in Parliament. After the final first-past-the-post election in 1993, only eight MPs identified as Maori; in 2020 there were 25. Before MMP there had never been an Asian MP and only one from the Pacific. In 2020, people of Chinese, Cook Islands Māori, Eritrean, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Maldivian, Mexican, Samoan, Sri Lankan, and Tongan descent were elected.
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