Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand
|Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand|
|Dissolved||30 June 2009|
|Politics of New Zealand
The Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand (2005-2009) was a political party in New Zealand that promoted greater participation by the people in the decision-making of government. The party's leader was Kelvyn Alp.
The party challenged the current monetary system and promoted solutions to what it called "irredeemable debt." It aimed to establish a system of binding referendums (similar to the Landsgemeinde used in parts of Switzerland) for all major decisions. The Party also advocated for a New Zealand Constitution to protect and enshrine the rights and freedoms of the people.
In 2005 the Direct Democracy Party gained official registration as a political party. It fielded 32 party members in the 2005 elections, but won only 782 votes (or 0.03% of the total vote), failing to get any MPs into parliament.
The party's registration was cancelled at its own request on 30 June 2009.
Alp went on to found the OurNZ Party in 2011.
- "Open Letter To The NZ People". Direct Democracy Party. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- ""Direct Democracy": Frequently Asked Questions". Direct Democracy Party Of NZ. 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- "New Zealand Constitution Policy". Direct Democracy Party Of NZ. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- "More political parties seeking party vote". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2005-08-24. Retrieved 2008-06-08.[dead link]
- "2005 Election: Official Count Results -- Overall Status". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- "Commission to hear parties on broadcasting time and funding". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Chief Electoral Office: Official Count Results: Overall status
- "Cancellation of Registration of Party". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
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