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In the First Past the Post system, that candidate is declared winner who
A. Secures the largest number of postal ballots
B. Belongs to the party that has highest number of votes in the country
C. Has more votes than any other candidate in the constituency
D. Attains first position by securing more than 50% votes
In the first past the post system that candidate is declared winner who has more votes than any other candidate in the constituency. FPTP voting method is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice and the candidate who receives the most votes win. This method of voting is a Plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions and is practiced in close to one third of counties.
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A. People should clearly know who their representative is so that they can hold him or her personally accountable.
B. We have small linguistic minorities who are spread all over the country; we should ensure fair representation to them.
C. There should be no discrepancy between votes and seats for different parties.
D. People should be able to elect a good candidate even if they do not like his or her political party.NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
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A. FPTP system is followed for all the elections in India.
B. Election Commission does not supervise Panchayat and Municipal elections.
C. President of India cannot remove an Election Commissioner.
D. Appointment of more than one Election Commissioners in the Election Commission is mandatory.NCERT - Indian Constitution at Work
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A. Preparing the Electoral Rolls
B. Nominating the candidates
C. Setting up polling booths
D. Implementing the model code of conduct
E. Supervising the Panchayat electionsNCERT - Indian Constitution at Work