February 24, 2024

HPAS/Allied Mains 2022 Answer Writing Challenge Day 108 : Model Answer

Question: What are the merits and demerits of the proportional system of representation? (4 Marks)

Answer: The merits and demerits of the proportional system of representation are:

Merits:

  • There is a close correspondence between votes polled and seats gained.
  • Minorities and other distinct groups will have their representatives.
  • Party in power will have not only seats but also an equally popular electoral base as well.

Demerits:

  • It is tough to enforce as the quota system and ― single transferability are complex.
  • It balkanized the electorate- divides them into blocks which is unhealthy for nation-building through democracy.

 

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