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proportional representation

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. A voting principle aimed at securing a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (usually political parties) obtain in elections, and the percentage of seats they receive in the elected body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. representation of all parties in proportion to their popular vote

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