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Term of office

Forget four-year terms—too-big-to-fail business has already rendered democracy a façade

Sixth of the best to keep them honest

The sixth point of the Chartist’s six-point plan is sublimely simple. To counter parliamentary corruption and bought elections, simply hold far more frequent elections, so that, with the [tooltip text="if, of course, rather than call for ‘A vote for every man…’, the...

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Four-year term terminal for turnout long term

The need for Aotearoa to have a codified constitution is self-evident. Despite that, the initiative of constitutional lawyer Dr Andrew Butler and former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, launched in August, has failed to fire up a nation-wide discussion in the...

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