What is proportional representation? 


Proportional representation is simple. The percentage of votes a party receives equals the number of seats in the legislature. 

It is used in 80% of OECD countries and delivers legislatures  that reflect the popular vote. For example, in 2017 under FPTP the B.C. Greens received  17% of the vote but only 4% of the seats in the B.C. Legislature. Under a system of  proportional representation, the B.C. Greens would receive approximately 17% of the  seats.     Other countries that use proportional representation include New Zealand, Germany and  Sweden. In addition to Canada, countries that use FPTP include the United States, the  UK and India.  

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