Its a scary day for us. We dont want the socialist “dark green” lefties in, but we dont really want the useless national party either. What can we do?
There has to be a change, no denying that, and we only have one real option. With MMP though, we can “temper” National by giving votes to parties such as Act, United Future, etc, who if they have some power, can put pressure on National. The problem is you can end up with a “lame duck” parliament, where nothing gets done.
I was interested to note that MMP was the system used to cripple the German government after WWII so as to prevent any one party having power.