Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
- 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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