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Is changing electoral systems the key to more moderate Malaysian politics?

Annabelle Lee

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Participants at a workshop today heard how the mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral system has helped make election campaigning in Germany more civil and issue-based.

They also heard how changing its voting system to the MMP helped New Zealand elect more women and indigenous MPs.

As opposed to Malaysia’s first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system, the MMP system allows voters to cast two ballots - one to choose an individual MP to represent their constituency and one to choose a political party...

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