Proportional representation is a system of allocating seats in the legislature based on

JAMB 2002

Proportional representation is a system of allocating seats in the legislature based on
  • A. gender participation in polities
  • B. an area
  • C. contribution to the national economy
  • D. total votes in an election.
Correct Answer: Option D
Explanation
Proportional representation is a system of allocating seats in the legislature based on total votes in an election.

This system is used to secure representation in the legislation in such a way that each political party get seats in proportion to the percentage of votes cast in favour of a political party. The more the percentage of votes cast in favour of a political party, the more the more the seats will be allocated to it.

This system is used in multi-member constituencies

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