Story: Self-government and independence

Becoming a republic?

In this television news clip from 1994 the Prime Minister Jim Bolger suggests to Parliament that the implementation of the MMP electoral system in 1996 might be the catalyst for New Zealand to take a further constitutional step and become a republic.

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W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Towards a republic?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/32960/becoming-a-republic (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012