NZ's democratic system of government (Government (the party that won…
NZ's democratic system of government
Queen and Governer General
The Queen is NZ's Head of State
Governor General is her representative in NZ
Governor General has many official roles
They do not participate in the day-to-day running of the country.
the party that won the most seats in Parliament usually forms a Government
usually they will join with one or more smaller parties to gain the majority.
Government’s job is to run the country
Proposes new laws and other rules and makes sure everything works the way its meant to
made up of the House of Representatives and the Governor General.
House of representatives is made up of MPs
Each MP has a seat in Parliament
A proposed new law is called a bill - most bills come from government
any MP can draft a bill
How are our voices heard?
You vote for the party that you want to be the new government and that you agree with and think will will be the best to run the country.
Mixed member proportional - MMP
MMP is the current system of voting that New Zealand uses for elections to Parliament
Each voter gets two votes – one for the party they want and one for the candidate to represent their electorate.