Definition of proportional representation in English:

proportional representation

Syllabification: pro·por·tion·al rep·re·sen·ta·tion
(abbreviation: PR)

noun

  • An electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them.
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    • The only solution that will solve all the list problems is to switch to the single transferable vote system of proportional representation.
    • Unionists clarified the electoral system by abolishing proportional representation in 1929.
    • Such a slate is required under the country's electoral system of proportional representation.

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