New Zealand/Leader of the Opposition

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Employment.png New Zealand/Leader of the Opposition
(Leader of the Opposition)

A de facto two-party system

The first political party in New Zealand was founded in 1891, and its main rival was founded in 1909 - New Zealand had a de facto two-party system from that point until the adoption of Mixed-member proportional representation in 1996. Since then New Zealand has been a multi-party system, with at least five parties elected in every election since. No party was able to govern without support from other groups from 1996 until 2020, making coalition government standard.[1]


Office Holders on Wikispooks

Bill English8 October 200128 October 2003
Mike Moore2 November 19901 December 1993
David Lange3 February 198326 July 1984