Mr Hain however - backed by First Minister Carwyn Jones - is advocating that each of the 30 new constituencies should elect two AMs by first-past-the-post
Electing two AMs for each constituency on a first-past-the-post
basis would distort the result even further and I think it would give Labour a permanent overall majority.
He said first-past-the-post
offers simplicity and clarity about what people are voting for and avoids an increased likelihood of coalition government.
And while it proved a saviour for Labour, the list was unkind to the Conservatives, with gains in the first-past-the-post
seats being largely wiped out by losses on the list.
As per the data, a total of 1,945 candidates are in fray for the 165 seats of the Parliament and other 3,203 candidates are contesting for the 330 seats of the Provincial Council under the First-Past-the-Post
Responding to reporters' questions following midday prayers at the Hisarcyklyoy-lu mosque on Friday, the prime minister said that the ruling party was planning to introduce the first-past-the-post
system in which only one deputy will be elected in each electoral constituency.
But his coalition could still lose because almost half of parliamentary seats are decided on a first-past-the-post
basis rather than the proportional representation system that provided the basis for the exit polls.
At present 40 AMs are elected in first-past-the-post
constituencies, with the remaining 20 from regional lists on a PR basis.
She quoted Mr Hain from during the referendum as saying: "As a democrat, I cannot wish away the fact that first-past-the-post
is no longer fit for purpose.
In a series of press interviews, the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Peter Hain, called for a change in the voting system in Wales, arguing that the only acceptable option to have all AMs elected by first-past-the-post
I FEEL that I must write and criticise the proposal from Peter Hain MP, who is suggesting that the way we elect all our AMs to the Welsh Assembly should be only done by the first-past-the-post
system and not on a part PR basis.
voting method, although similar in design, does not relate solely to plurality party.
FORMER CBI chief Digby Jones has backed the campaign to reform Britain's electoral system Lord Jones of Birmingham said in an interview that the proposed Alternative Vote system was not "perfect", but was better than the first-past-the-post
Lord Digby said that the Alternative Vote is better than the first-past-the-post
system as it meant each elected MP would have the general backing of at least half of those constituents who voted.
The Labour leader claimed it was also incorrect to suggest that switching from first-past-the-post
to AV would lead to more coalitions or that it would involve expensive complex counting machines.