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Running the Country-the Updated Edition by Maria Gill

April 18, 2018

running country2Running the Country-the Updated Edition by Maria Gill. Pub. New Holland, 2018.

The last general election in New Zealand threw up a different situation than any other since MMP was adopted as our voting system. The largest party did not get more than 50% of the vote and could not make agreement with any minor parties. The second largest party was able to form a coalition, a situation that many people failed to understand and still haven’t got over.

Maria Gill adds this new situation to this updated version of the 2013 book also reviewed earlier in this blog.

An outline of some of the issues that have arisen since the last book like homelessness and peoples rights around the World compared to our own, are featured plus a simple recap on major parties in the economy and society who are watch guards on our system are highlighted.

An easily accessible publication with box sized pieces of information, political cartoons by Malcolm Evans and a glossary of terms in the back.

A very useful source of information indeed. You would never find it this well explained on a website. For primary intermediate and junior secondary students.

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