McFadyen added that his party was the victim of a cruel numbers game under the first-past-the post election system.It is too bad, the leaders of the parties only see the stupidity of FPTP after being victimized by it. When they profit, it is a wonderful system. The Manitoba NDP did not get a majority of votes and only bested the Conservatives by 1% of the popular vote, but it got twice the number of seats. This stinks and is completely undemocratic. The NDP government in Manitoba should move ahead with electoral reform. That it won't says more about the corruption of NDP by power than anything else. Recommend this Post
"Under any other circumstance we would be happy with 45 per cent of the popular vote," he said. "Obviously we didn't get those votes in the right places.
"It's a very disappointing night for all of us."
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
From the coverage of the Manitoba election: