Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The devil you know

Justice Minister Simon Power has announced the first details of what the MMP referendum will look like in 2011:
The first referendum would ask voters if they wanted to keep MMP, or not. It would also ask what alternative voting system was preferred from a list of options.

Pretty much as proposed by David Farrar early last month. If this is to be done, this is the way to do it. There remains little sign of public discontent with MMP. Its faults require tweaks, not the axe. Rest assured, this pre-election promise will be put to bed in 2011.