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In a FPTP system, those small parties would be embedded in major parties as party wings, and could have a weight well above their popular base by taking over positions within that party.

Witness the US Republican Party in the last six years (or sixteen).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Sep 23rd, 2005 at 08:09:20 AM EST
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