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Name: Electoral Act 1993 (1993 No. 87)
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1993-08-17
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 192 p.
ISN: NZL-1993-C-34658
Bibliography: Printed separately, 192 p.
Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 2007-12, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, USA
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Abstract/Citation: Comprised of 9 Parts and 284 sections. Reforms the electoral system by setting up a "Mixed Member Proportional" electoral system to replace the Westminster derived "first past the post" system. Half of the 120 members of Parliament are elected by the "first past the post" method and half by way of a system of proportional representation. Sections 45 and 76-79 provide for special Maori representation in Parliament. The Act also establishes an Electoral Commission and repeals the Electoral Act of 1956. Reprinted version as on 1 April 1996 available.
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