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Regulators divided on electoral reform

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Former and current election regulators and academics were divided yesterday over a proposal to switch to a new national electoral system. 

While most former regulators and academics favour changes to the system, a current member of the Election Commission believes the format in place now should be retained.

Former election commissioner Gothom Arya said the current electoral system was being blamed for contributing to political conflict, and needed to be amended. The system has led to two major political parties dominating parliament, he said, and they were competing for power often at the expense of national interest.

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