Three Reasons Why New Zealand Has the Best-Designed Government in the World
Dylan Matthews, Vox: Three Reasons Why New Zealand Has the Best-Designed Government in the World - Vox
New Zealand has the most democratic government in the world because it has a well-designed electoral system of mixed district and proportional representation, a unicameral parliament and a constitutional monarch (a Governor-General serves as the Queen’s representative in N.Z.) to act as head of state who lacks the legitimacy to meddle in politics. In light of the interminable gridlock in US politics created by the 2010 GOP wave, which seems unlikely to break anytime soon, New Zealand’s system is looking pretty good. God Save the Queen!