Proportional representation


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Proportional representation

A method of stockholder voting that allows minority shareholders and groups of small shareholders to have a better chance of getting representation on a Board of Directors than under statutory voting.

Proportional Representation

In a publicly-traded company, a method of voting for members of the board of directors in which a shareholder can give multiple votes to the same candidate rather than voting individually for each available seat. Proportional representation allows individual and small groups of shareholders a greater likelihood of having a representative on the board. See also: Statutory voting.
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The adoption of a proportional representation system is the most accepted and fair and equitable system even though it is to be applied under a sectarian system and amid the proliferation of non-state arms," he said, referring to Hizbullah's arsenal.
Since Labour came to power the government has agreed on forms of proportional representation for electing both the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly.
Proportional representation has led to a fierce internal Labour dispute over the candidates chosen.
Proportional representation is used to elect the city council of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Australian Senate and the parliament of Ireland.
The Lortie Royal Commission of 1992 looked closely at proportional representation.
The results would have been quite different under proportional representation.
Vote processing rules for selecting more than one candidate when votes have predetermined weights: proportional representation
This is not stricly speaking a form of proportional representation, although it tends to produce results more proportionate than the current first past the post system used for General Elections and local elections in England.
The DPJ, which had planned to endorse Muroi as candidate in the proportional representation block, has urged him to give up his seat as a lawmaker if he quits the DPJ.
After Berri's move, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah proposed adopting proportional representation with Lebanon as a single district.
The Cabinet session on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a draft electoral law which touches upon a number of issues among them the system of proportional representation.
It was probably the deep split between the March 8 and March 14 parties over a new election law that prompted Suleiman to come out in support of an electoral law based on proportional representation.
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