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1993 binding referendum on the electoral system: the guide (1st of 2)

1993 binding referendum on the electoral system: the guide

This is the cover of the 16-page guide to the 1993 referendum on the electoral system that was published by the Electoral Referendum Panel, a body that was set up by the minister of Justice to ensure that official information about the two electoral systems – the first-past-the-post voting system and the mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting system – was accurate and impartial. In the 1993 referendum voters opted for the mixed-member proportional system (MMP) by a margin of 53.9% to 46.1%.

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Nigel S. Roberts, 'Electoral systems - The 1990s electoral-reform referendums', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/35683/1993-binding-referendum-on-the-electoral-system-the-guide (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Nigel S. Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015