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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Altaf Shakoor demanded for holding a referendum to ask the people if they like the proportional representation system in Pakistan.
It focuses on (1) the meaning and functions of elections under various political systems, (2) the history of election laws and voting rights, (3) the political consequences of electoral systems, (4) the advantages and disadvantages of majority systems and proportional representation systems, (5) the structures and consequences of electoral systems, (6) the electoral system of the Federal Republic of Germany, and finally (7) it analyses the problems which arise from the transfer of electoral systems from Germany to other countries.
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