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Flashcards - Electoral Systems

Flashcards - Electoral Systems
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proportional representation
Proportional representation characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body
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indirect election
Indirect election is a process in which voters in an election do not choose between candidates for an office but rather elect persons who will then make the choice
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indirect election
Indirect election is a process in which voters in an election do not choose between candidates for an office but rather elect persons who will then make the choice
proportional representation
Proportional representation characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body
single-member district
A single-member district or single-member constituency is an electoral district that returns one officeholder to a body with multiple members such as a legislature
plurality voting system
A plurality voting system is a voting system in which each voter is allowed to vote for only one candidate, and the candidate who polls more votes than any other candidate is elected

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