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Representation of all parties in a legislature in proportion to their popular vote.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) representation of parties in an elective body in proportion to the votes they win. Abbreviation: PR Compare: first-past-the-post
a method of voting by which political parties are given legislative representation in proportion to their popular vote.
A system of assigning the number of seats in a legislature according to the proportion of the total votes that each party wins.