New Zealand
January 9th 2008
The glories of the ‘single transferable vote’
The Providence Journal

FairVote RI Director Ari Savitzky and RI State Rep. David Segal co-author an op. ed. showing how the Iowa Democratic Party caucuses function much like the choice voting method of proportional representation.

January 8th 2008
Mum, Can a Man be President?
Inter Press Service

Article discussing the state of women's representation around the the world, and noting that proportional representation systems have done better than winner-take-all systems on this issue.

December 25th 2006
'Instant Runoff' Voting Touted
Los Angeles Times

Article citing FairVote's work and instant runoff voting wins covers the history of proportional voting in the United States and the growing interest after ballot victories in Davis (CA) and Minneapolis (MN).

October 13th 2006
10 years on MMP has delivered plenty
Scoop Independent News

Implemented ten years ago, New Zealand's mixed member proportional representation electoral system is serving the country well, argues Progressive leader Jim Anderton.

October 26th 2005
A better system
Northwest Explorer

Steve Withers, National Executive Member of New Zealand's Electoral Reform Coalition describes his countries experiences with dumping winner-take-all for proportional representation.

September 27th 2005
Helen Clark: Leadership for real!

Proportional voting in New Zealand helps more women get elected by creating a more flexible government based on give and take, open decision making.

September 21st 2005
New Zealand election stalemate exposes deep social divisions
Asian Tribune

Analysis of New Zealand's recent parliamentary elections using the Mixed Member form of proportional voting, as well as the political polarization revealed in the results.

September 19th 2005
Mixed Fortunes for Conservatives in Weekend Cliffhanger Elections
Cybercast News Service

New Zealand's recent elections using the Mixed Member form of Proportional Voting yielded a divided result with neither of the major parties obtaining a majority.

June 15th 2005
Let's rethink three-year parliaments
The New Zealand Herald

The adoption of full representation in New Zealand has brought stability, while still ensuring that no party is able to govern outright.

May 28th 2005
Women run the country but it doesn't show in pay packets
The New Zealand Herald

Although women are still struggling for equality in New Zealand, their numbers in Parliament jumped to 31 percent in the first election under mixed-member full representation in 1996.

July 15th 2004
Newman On-Line – The Big Double-Tick
The Scoop

July 10th 2004
New Zealand System a 'Qualified Success'
Toronto Star

June 11th 2004
Get Involved in the Health of Your Community

June 4th 2004
Pro-Business Farry to Slash Dunedin Red Tape
The National Business Review

May 15th 2004
MMP's a management problem
The New Zealand Herald

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