Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Democracy and Representation: Questioning the 'First Past the Post' System

Taposik Banerjee                                                                                                                      

With the completion of the recent Lok Sabha polls the world's largest democracy has given yet another mandate. During the entire process of election it has been celebrated in mass media and public life through different activities ranging from round the clock news coverage to drawing room discussion to roadside adda. Much of this celebration had little to do with the final outcome or say the composition of the future parliament per se but was a celebration of the process itself.