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NSP calls for GRCs to be scrapped

Published on Jul 3, 2014 6:02 AM
"There is a lack of parity between the weight of the votes," said secretary-general Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss at a press conference yesterday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has called for the Group Representation Constituency (GRC) system to be abolished and replaced by single-seat constituencies, with some reserved for minority MPs.

Contituencies reserved for minorities would be determined in the way that the current electoral boundaries are drawn up, the party said in a paper released yesterday.

The Constituency Reserved for Minorities (CRM) scheme would ensure multiracial representation in Parliament just as well as GRC but "without most of its major flaws", the NSP said.

The scheme is not a new one. It was put up as an alternative proposal during the debate to introduce the GRC system in 1988.

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