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English definition of “first-past-the-post”

first-past-the-post

adjective     /ˌfɜːst.pɑːst.ðəˈpəʊst/ US  /ˌfɝːst.pæst.ðəˈpoʊst/ UK
using a voting system in which a person is elected because they get more votes than anyone else in the area that they want to represent → Compare proportional representationElections
(Definition of first-past-the-post adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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