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How was the ACT party's 2005 proposal to repeal the nuclear propulsion ban in New Zealand defeated? Motion not agreed to. The debate is in New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control (Nuclear Propulsion Reform) Amendment Bill — First Reading. Hon KEN SHIRLEY (ACT): [...] My bill is very simple. It merely proposes the removal of section 11....


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Opposition amendments very rarely pass when the governing party holds a majority in the House of Commons. In the last twenty years, no majority government has been defeated by an amendment tabled by the opposition in the House of Commons. The only defeats have been by rebel amendments tabled by backbench rebels from the party in government supported by the ...


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Power in a Parliament is not proportional to number of seats. As a simple example, if a party controls 51% of the seats, it has 100% of the power. So you have finely tuned the number of votes that each party has, but you have not had a proportional effect on the power or influence of that party. The greater difficulties (Hey Joe, you are on 0.05 of a vote, ...


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You could not have secret ballots any more. The holders of fractional votes would automatically disclose how they voted. Secret ballots do happen in some parliaments, at least on some issues. You could get/encourage a large number of partial legislators. They each need a chair, a desk, an office. How large does the building need to be this term, how large ...


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