Simple Majority (Plurality System): Meaning, Merits and Demerits
- Simple Majority (Plurality System): Meaning, Merits and Demerits
Simple Majority System also referred to as ‘first past the post’ or plurality system, allows candidates that scored the highest number of votes among the candidates in an election to be declared the winner. The winner need not score the majority vote. Nigeria operates this system.
For example, if 5 contestants contested for a post among 10,000 voters. At the end of voting, the election result is thus:
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