Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.?

2. In what year did women in New Zealand gain the right to vote?

3.  In which year did New Zealand first vote under MMP?

4.  Name two of New Zealand’s three longest serving Prime Ministers/Premiers.

5. How many years should each of our parliamentary terms be?

Points for answers:

Rob got four right.

Andrei wins an electronic chocolate cake with five right (though Clark wasn’t right you needed to give only two for #4 and the other two you gave were right).

Gravedodger also got 4, and was right to remove Burke but that still left Mills who wasn’t the one who said it.

Alwyn also gets an electronic chocolate cake for five right; and a wry grin for the sigh.

J Bloggs got four.


Answers follow the break.

1. Lord Acton.

2. 1893.

3. 1996.

4. Richard Seddon  (Liberal – 13 years, 44 days), William Massey (Reform – 12 years 304 days), Keith Holyoake (National 11 years 140 days).

5. I’d opt for four – allows a government to get more traction, costs less and means we have to put up with the nonsense that goes with elections only three times in 12 years instead of four.

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