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list system

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Definition of list system in English:

noun

A system of voting (used in several European countries) in which votes are cast for a list of candidates rather than an individual, to allow a degree of proportional representation.
Example sentences
  • The five geographical constituencies will be returned by direct election under a list system of proportional representation.
  • Worse still, the party list system encourages internal politics rather than any attempt to get out and engage with the voters.
  • There is also a touch of arrogance in his plan to return via the list system, rather than by standing for a first-past-the-post seat.

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