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  • tim singiswa

    The National Party rule was the most fascinating rule I have ever encountered!The reason is because it had no precedence but original and unique!

    Its voting system and legal systems were mixed i.e.proportional representation with party-list and adversarial with inquisitorial.Its system of governance and legal systems were tilted more towards the powerless and defenceless could start an organisation or party but people must be appointed by their people to represent themat Council Chambers or Parliament!To be registered in Parliament you must have a constituency and you must have a jobor your own business!No one was in parliament for an ideology!The NP wanted aspirations and grievances of the unrepresented and voiceless and it was very considerate and conservative with taxpayers money.its rule was based on sustainable growth and development that`s why in its forty year of rule it has nebver upgrade road signes and marks,buildings or vehicles and these remain in good condition.

    Its courts were drivenby law enforcers who investigate accused persons thoroughly before submitting the charge sheet to the prosecution and the aim wasto see if the accused persons were a threat to society,community,family,women and children so that an exact sentenced could be imposed!Those who received the death penalty did not received it because f the crimes they committed but the police report stated that they were a habitual threat!

  • tim singiswa

    What I`m saying its that proportional representation is a winner takes single-member winner-take-all style of elections. A system where voters elected members of legislatures one at a time in small localities, with the winner being the candidate with the most votes.

    The National Party`s system was modelled to that of Finland use the open list form of party list voting.
    This approach allows voters to express a preference for particular candidates,
    not just parties. It is designed to give voters some say over the order of the
    list and thus which candidates get elected. Voters were presented with unordered or random lists of
    candidates chosen in party primaries. Voters couldn`t vote for a party directly,
    but have to cast a vote for an individual candidate. This vote counts for the
    specific candidate as well as for the party. So the order of the final list
    completely depends on the number of votes won by each candidate on the list. The
    most popular candidates rose to the top of the list and have a better chance of
    being elected. This is similar to the
    system used in Finland and widely considered to be the most open version of list

  • tim singiswa

    The National party fought crime under its Statutory Law where it wasdefined as lawby man to createpeace and harmony in the communities to tackle specific problems that occured in communities

    Situations identificationsrelated to the crime situation and identified the unlawful natureof the situation.Therefore investigators have had to check whether a crime has been committed and what type it is based on the elementsof the crime!