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proportional representation

n.
Representation of all parties in a legislature in proportion to their popular vote.

proportional representation

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) representation of parties in an elective body in proportion to the votes they win. Abbreviation: PR Compare: first-past-the-post

propor′tional representa′tion


n.
a method of voting by which political parties are given legislative representation in proportion to their popular vote.
[1865–70]

proportional representation

A system of assigning the number of seats in a legislature according to the proportion of the total votes that each party wins.
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Noun1.proportional representation - representation of all parties in proportion to their popular vote
representation - the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
Translations

proportional representation

n (Pol) → rappresentanza proporzionale
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In the proportional representation system the people vote for the party and then each party is given representation in the legislature according to the percentage of votes obtained by the party.
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However, if they garner big enough support, Bulgaria may switch from a proportional representation system to a majority system in two rounds.
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It just shows you the vagaries of the proportional representation system.
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It won its first European parliament seat this year in an election held under the proportional representation system.

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