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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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In addition to the Cabinet's draft law, the Orthodox proposal, and a draft law that would divide Lebanon into 50 small districts, the subcommittee has also examined a hybrid plan from Speaker Nabih Berri that combines proportional representation with a winner-takes-all system.
The LDP leadership's cautious stance on Yamasaki's bid stems partly from allegations within the party that fielding him as an LDP candidate for the upper house's proportional representation would make it look as if the party were resisting a generational change.
However, the chances of the hybrid vote law being adopted by the parliamentary subcommittee tasked with exploring a new electoral law appeared to be slim given the Future Movement's fierce opposition to any system based on proportional representation.
By party, the DPJ is so far preparing to field 67 candidates (39 in constituencies and 28 in proportional representation), while the LDP will field 50 (37 in constituencies and 13 in proportional representation).
The PSP also "rejects a proportional representation law, the success of which requires it to be part of a comprehensive reform package that includes the abolition of political sectarianism and lowering the voting age and a number of procedures that are at absent in the proposal."
South Africa is one of the countries that have perfected proportional representation where voters vote for parties and not individuals.
If a proportional representation voting system is adopted, government has said that after the referendum:
First, proportional representation uses multi-member constituencies, such as counties.
There are enough professionals in BiH from all groups so it is not difficult to follow the principle of proportional representation," SDA said in the press release.
He said the proportional representation systems are used by most of the world's major democracies.
"Although proportional representation may not work in every country, [because of] Lebanon's political and religious makeup [we need a system] that would not allow for any sect or party to eliminate another," he explained, adding that proportional representation would achieve this.
One detracting factor regarding proportional representation is that there tends to be less constituent-MP contact.

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