proportional representation

noun
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of proportional representation

: an electoral system in which the number of seats held by a political group or party in a legislative body is determined by the number of popular votes received

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First Known Use of proportional representation

1870

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PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of proportional representation for English Language Learners

  • : a system in which the number of seats held by members of a political party in a legislature (such as a parliament) is determined by the number of votes its candidates receive in an election


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