The National Party’s internal tensions have played out in a succession of leadership changes. Would the political right be better off formally divided, as it once was?
Germany’s imminent election may seem far away, but in an inter-connected world threatened by political and climate instability, the outcome will affect New Zealand in significant ways.
In a major essay, senior Australian political correspondent Laura Tingle suggests her country could still learn from the New Zealand ‘experiment’.
The new cabinet may be diverse and inclusive, but Labour also has unprecedented executive and legislative control.
If the pattern on election night holds, 2020 will be the most dramatic election in 100 years in terms of votes shifting between major parties.
The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone.
In politics, what lifts you up can drag you down. To avoid that, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government will have to examine its political soul.
Jacinda Ardern and Labour are returned to power in a landslide, making New Zealand political history in the process.
During the MMP era, the average vote share of the highest-polling party has been steadily climbing — with big implications for New Zealand democracy.
With a month to until polling day on October 17, the 2020 general election defies conventional analysis.
Jacinda Ardern is at stratospheric support levels due to her government’s management of the COVID-19 crisis. That lead will inevitably narrow by the election – but by how much?
While the Maori Party got wiped out in this weekend’s New Zealand election, there’s still a Maori presence in the country’s political system. That’s why Canadian First Nations should take note.
As New Zealanders head to the polls this week, there are lessons for Canada in the country’s electoral system — in particular how it gives Indigenous people a greater role in governing.