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Title: Criticisms of FPTP system

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Subject: Miscellaneous
Author: Teresa L
Date: March 6, 2011
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 741
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The party that forms the government however is not decided by the number of votes they receive across the country. Instead it is determined by the number of seats they have gained throughout the constituencies. The party with the most seats becomes the next government. There are many criticisms about the FPTP system and about it's democratic values...

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In my opinion the main problem with FTPT is the fact many votes are wasted. Under the FPTP system anything up to around 70% of votes can be wasted in each constituency. This is because votes not for the winning candidate are simply discarded. This means that the overall number of seats won by a party is rarely proportional to the number of votes it receives across the whole country...

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