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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Math has never been my strongest skill but by my reckoning NZ First plus Labour does not make a majority. So the Greens hold all the power - or at least power equal to NZ First as far as Labour is concerned.
    But their 'power' is to agree to whatever they are offered, or keep the L/G/W block right out of it altogether. That's not equal to Winston's power who can scramble off and screw some baubles out of the other major party. MMP will never work as intended until parties emerge who are free to head in either direction.

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    Probably worth remembering that James Shaw made gender equality a bottom line back in 2015 at the CTU conference. He was going to make sure half of all Green Cabinet Ministers were women and he was going to ensure other coalition parties did the same. This may be a sticking point with Winston who has 7 out of 9 MP's being men - I think he works on a meritocracy basis

    Clever move James. That means half the Cabinet have to be non-women. So you might be nicely lined up for a Ministerial position.

    Obviously while in (if) in government I expect him to get stuck into this gender inequality business - starting with the Greens who have 2 out of 8 MP's are non-women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Probably worth remembering that James Shaw made gender equality a bottom line back in 2015 at the CTU conference. He was going to make sure half of all Green Cabinet Ministers were women and he was going to ensure other coalition parties did the same. This may be a sticking point with Winston who has 7 out of 9 MP's being men - I think he works on a meritocracy basis

    Clever move James. That means half the Cabinet have to be non-women. So you might be nicely lined up for a Ministerial position.

    Obviously while in (if) in government I expect him to get stuck into this gender inequality business - starting with the Greens who have 2 out of 8 MP's are non-women.
    As far as I can tell the gender balance means a minimum of 50% should be women, but 100% would be fine. Green logic.

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