TVNZ has announced that One News will host three election debates. They are:
- Mon 31 October – major party leaders
- Wed 16 November – minor party leaders
- Wed 23 November – major party leaders
Now it is great that we have three debates scheduled to help people make informed votes on who governs New Zealand for the next three years.
But where are the televised debates on the electoral system referendum, which will decide our electoral system for the next 50 years or so?
Surely if we have 270 minutes of prime time devoted to the election debates, we should have at least that much time on TV for debating the electoral system?
I hope TVNZ and TV3 announce a number of electoral referendum debates. It is only 32 days until we vote on whether or not we keep MMP or have another referendum in 2014. Radio NZ has led the way with a high level debate, I hope they will not be the only broadcaster to do so.Tags: MMP, referendum, TV3, TVNZ