Day 3: Social Systems
Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)
In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.
Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people. Wh1o would you choose to partner with?
I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?
I would form a coalition with my best friend hazel and my best friend laolao. Laolao would be a great addition to the coalition because she is really funny shes the funniest out of all my friends and shes very respectfull and helpful. hazel would be a great addition to the coalition because she is respectfull, kind and responsible .