The US Capitol in Washington is seen on December 13. Governments elected in a low-representation, first-past-the-post system – in which a relatively small portion of the population is electorally represented – are the easiest for lobbyists to manipulate or “buy”. Photo: Bloomberg
The US Capitol in Washington is seen on December 13. Governments elected in a low-representation, first-past-the-post system – in which a relatively small portion of the population is electorally represented – are the easiest for lobbyists to manipulate or “buy”. Photo: Bloomberg

Letters | In debate on democracy, no denying US electoral system is too friendly to big business

  • Readers discuss the drawbacks of the first-past-the-post electoral system in the US and Canada, practical ways to encourage voting in Hong Kong, government transparency, and parents’ vital role in supporting a child’s aspirations

Topic |   Hong Kong Legislative Council election 2021
The US Capitol in Washington is seen on December 13. Governments elected in a low-representation, first-past-the-post system – in which a relatively small portion of the population is electorally represented – are the easiest for lobbyists to manipulate or “buy”. Photo: Bloomberg
The US Capitol in Washington is seen on December 13. Governments elected in a low-representation, first-past-the-post system – in which a relatively small portion of the population is electorally represented – are the easiest for lobbyists to manipulate or “buy”. Photo: Bloomberg
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