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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Given that pure plurality/majority and proportional rules are employed in approximately 70 countries each, this is quite a great number.
This system often results in giving the group with the largest and most well-organized support base more seats than it deserves under strictly proportional rules.
Small and extremist parties, the victims of coalition-building in earlier decades, can now not only survive but even prosper in the proportional rules for European and regional elections.
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