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proportional representation

n.
Representation of all parties in a legislature in proportion to their popular vote.
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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
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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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations

proportional representation

n (Pol) → rappresentanza proporzionale
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He said the proportional representation systems are used by most of the world's major democracies.
Officials say running first past the post votes and two proportional representation systems caused confusion and wasted ballots.
C.P.A./ORD/7 JUNE 04/96, S.3 (3) stipulated that all seats in the National Assembly "will be allocated among Political Entities through a system of proportional representation." As is well known the basic concept of proportional representation systems is to allocate seats in the legislature in a proportional relationship with the votes cast at the election.

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