Electoral system – options beyond First-Past-The-Post
By Wong Chin Huat
Malaysia’s present electoral system, First-Past-the-Post, is not the only electoral system available. In this article, we’ll take you through a variety of systems currently in use around the world. But what works best for Malaysia?Just as fishes are not conscious of the water they live in, many of us take our electoral system for granted. Some consider that one ballot for a nominal choice between two or more candidates is the natural way through which all elections must be carried...
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A political scientist by training, Wong Chin Huat is a fellow at the Penang Institute and a Bersih 2.0 steering committee member. One of his recent hobbies is walking on the streets without notifying the police.