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Proportional representation   /prəpˈɔrʃənəl rˌɛprəzɛntˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Proportional representation

Representation of all parties in proportion to their popular vote.

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"Proportional representation" Quotes from Famous Books

... Parliament consists of the Senate (17-member body appointed by the governor general) and the House of Representatives (17 seats; members are elected by proportional representation to serve five-year terms) elections: House of Representatives - last held 9 March 1999 (next to be held NA March 2004) election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - ALP 12, UPP 4, ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... will generally be welcomed as opportune. Proportional Representation has made very rapid, almost startling advances in recent years. In one shape or another it has been adopted in many countries in Northern Europe, and there is a prospect of a most important extension of this adoption in the reform of the parliamentary ...
— Proportional Representation - A Study in Methods of Election • John H. Humphreys

... to be done? Direct legislation by the people might be realized through the adoption of the principles of popular initiative and referendum. Or, if representative legislative bodies should be deemed best, these measures, together with proportional representation and the right of recall, might be adopted. There is no apparent reason why all legislation, except temporary legislation as in war time, famine, plague, and such abnormal conditions, could not be directly initiated and enacted, leaving only the just and proper enforcement of ...
— Socialism - A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles • John Spargo

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