Definition of party list in English:

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party list


A voting system used with proportional representation, in which people vote for a party rather than a candidate. Each party is assigned a number of seats that reflects its share of the vote.
Example sentences
  • Worse still, the party list system encourages internal politics rather than any attempt to get out and engage with the voters.
  • The two to three point drop in support implied by these figures could mean not only the loss of the party's by-election gain in Ayr, but also no less than six of the 18 party list seats it won four years ago.
  • But you have to guess in advance whether your first preference party might benefit from having your party list vote or not!
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