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Fpp Vs Pr Essay

  • Submitted by: damiB17
  • on March 3, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 620 words

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Below is an essay on "Fpp Vs Pr" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

According to the Collier’s dictionary commonwealth is defined as an association of independent nations or all of the former components of the British Empire, united for the purposes of consultation and mutual assistance. Countries such as The Bahamas in the far north, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados and Trinidad just to name a few make up the commonwealth group of countries within the Caribbean. Being at one time a colony of England many followed the Westminster democratic parliamentary system of government which is modeled after the politics of the United Kingdom. This is a very prominent feature of Caribbean countries with in the commonwealth as the legislative function of the state is vested in an elected assembly.  
These countries use the first past the post system, where electors can only vote for one candidate. After the voting process and all votes are calculated the winner is the candidate who accumulated the most votes and the party which secured the most seats makes up the government. This particular system allows the country to be divided into constituencies where each political party nominates a candidate for each constituency. It is then the public’s responsibility to elect the candidate who they think is the most capable person to be their representative.
The advantages of it is that the voters are given the chance to choose their representative, the constituents know their representative well and have a good relationship and the people in the constituency are able to appeal directly to the representative if they are in need of help.   The disadvantages of this system however are that the representative may be bias in their work and favor working mainly for their constituency and not the country, people living within the constituencies which elected members of the opposition party may be neglected by the government due to the fact that they support the opposition party. Finally they promote gerrymandering which is defined as dividing a voting area so...

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