Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 13, 2017 17:29:32 GMT 12
MĀORI SEATS ONCE AGAIN FOCUS OF DEBATE HEADING INTO GENERAL ELECTION
As New Zealand heads into a general election in two weeks, the role of its seven Māori seats is a focus of debate.
The seats are a distinctive feature of the New Zealand parliament. Every area of the country is covered by both a general and a Māori electorate, giving reserved representation to the indigenous Māori people.
Throughout the history of the Māori electorates there have been several calls to abolish them, most often when they have been integral to forming a government majority. This time is no different......