Rodney Hide's article in the Herald about MMP encapsulated the present position well, I thought.
What alternative do you suggest? When the largest party recieves 44% of the vote. And the second largest bloc recieves about 1 percent less?
I think that there are other versions of PR that would work better for us.
We need to avoid situations like the present one, where the election is largely pointless - we may as well have just phoned the party in question and asked them to pick the government.
I would suggest some sort of amendment whereby the party with the largest vote share gets automatic first go in negotiating.