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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He said the proportional representation systems are used by most of the world's major democracies.
"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.
Jumblat declared his opposition to a proportional representation system during an Iftar (fast-breaking meal) in Iqlim al-Kharroub in the Chouf mountains in August.
The new system was intended to introduce a locally adapted 'German Model', which is known as the 'Mixed Member proportional representation system'.
Clause E of Article 51 says: "Members to the seats reserved for non-Muslims shall be elected in accordance with law through proportional representation system of political parties' lists of candidates on the basis of total number of general seats won by each political party in the National Assembly."
But this is a far cry from the proportional representation system traditionally supported by the Liberal Democrats.
Surely the Lib Dems if they are to maintain any credibility must support the party that would have won had the proportional representation system been used.
In the recent European elections it was disappointing that turnout was only around 30% and the proportional representation system used allowed for some peculiar and unfortunate results.
Under the proportional representation system used, seats are allocated depending on the number of votes each party r eceives.
Both the Palestinian people and their occupation are root causes of this naked political consolidation.Abu Ghosh said that the current approach violates the law, a provisional previously issued by President Mahmoud Abbas- the adoption of fully proportional representation system. The law was adopted in line with the decisions of the national consensus and the recommendations of the Executive Committee, and cast beyond doubt the legality of many resolutions, decrees and actions taken by the President after Hamas coup in June 2007.
She said this Parliament was elected by party-list proportional representation system. Every fourth member of this Parliament is a woman, which distinguishes this Parliament from the previous ones.
The most significant change is that the proportional representation system has inflicted the same harm on the Democratic party as it did on the Italian political process and the French Fourth Republic: deadlock and an inability to declare clear winners.
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