Current voting system gives stable democracy

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Re: “Put vote reform to referendum,” editorial, Sept. 30.

Claiming that “dissatisfaction with our current first-past-the-post system is understandable” is specious. Most of those dissatisfied fall into one of two camps: small political parties with limited followers, or radical individual extremists.

The “dissatisfaction” statement’s addendum that “a party can form a majority government without winning a majority of the popular vote,” is a misleading non-sequitur. Any such majority government is formed by elected members who have each won their respective ridings with either a majority or a plurality of votes.

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