- Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand
Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand Founded 2005 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.
It was one of the few parties[which?] in New Zealand that openly challenged the current monetary system and actively promoted solutions to 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.
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