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The report by the London-based non-party, educational foundation Constitution Society points out several drawbacks in the FPTP system, and cites the example of President Donald Trump’s election in the United States as an example of it being outdated.(Bloomberg file photo)

First-past-the-post system can abet extreme politics: UK thinktank

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 10:20 PM IST
The first-past-the-post electoral system used in the United Kingdom, India and elsewhere is broken and can even abet extreme politics instead of ensuring such elements are kept away in favour of moderate, consensual politics, according to a key report released Tuesday.
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