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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It's true that first-past-the-post is not perfect, but it would be a massive improvement on the additional member system the Assembly has now.
After AV was resoundingly defeated in May, Carwyn Jones, left, agrees with Peter Hain that first-past-the-post is the best option
Noting that the first-past-the-post system was in use in Turkey between 1950 and 1960, Halacoy-lu emphasized that the system produced results that were very unfair in terms of parliamentary representation.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said: "Changing the electoral system to one where 30 AMs were elected in first-past-the-post constituencies and 30 from regional lists could lead to a situation where Plaid Cymru were the permanent kingmakers.
That was Peter Hain earlier this year when he was arguing against first-past-the-post for Westminster.
First-past-the-post systems are often criticised as being unrepresentative as they do not necessarily represent the choice of a majority of voters, only the highest polling candidate(s) is elected.
The referendum will decide whether Britain ditches first-past-the-post for the new system.
What would happen if Strictly Come Dancing were decided on the basis of first-past-the-post, which it could be?
Campaigners for both the Alternative Vote and first-past-the-post do not help by making the choice about as interesting as which thumb to twiddle.
Launching the party's campaign for a Yes vote in the May 5 referendum, Mr Farron derided the defenders of first-past-the-post as "harrumphing majors" of the kind who fought against votes for women almost a century ago.
Westminster polls are currently held using first-past-the-post, where the candidate with the most votes wins.
PETER Hain was blasted yesterday over his call to scrap first-past-the-post voting before the next general election.