The silliness of our present voting system is evident in two ways:
By awarding power to leading minority candidates and parties, the vast majority of voters can wind up with the opposite of what they voted for.
Merging parties is really a bizarre solution for correcting distorted election results.
Why party mergers?
One might wonder why party mergers are a solution is the first place. This is because FPP only produces democratic results when there are two parties: that is, one party gets majority support from voters.