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constituency

1. the whole body of voters who elect one representative to a legislature or all the residents represented by one deputy
2. 
a. a district that sends one representative to a legislature
b. (as modifier): constituency organization
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The main recommendation of the Committee was that the area and boundaries of the existing 27 electoral districts of the Province of Prince Edward Island be re-distributed so as to take into account, as far as practicable, community concerns as expressed during the public consultations, and that the deviation in absolute parity in the number of electors in each of the 27 electoral districts be limited to plus or minus 15% as compared to the electoral quotient (that is, the total number of electors in the province divided by 27), with the exception of the district of Evangeline Miscouche where the deviation was permitted to be greater to accommodate the cultural diversity of that area.
In an interview to be published Friday in the French weekly Magazine, Aoun dismissed former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's agreement to small electoral districts as "a maneuver.
Kebaish said the committee's work in amending the electoral districts law will feature changes to the number of districts and seats in Egypt's next parliament.
If the electoral district is too small, it would be easy for any millionaire to buy off many voters, and we will end up having a club of millionaires in Parliament," he said.
Of these, only 34 seats are elected by Christians," he said, referring to the 1960 election law, which adopts the qada as an electoral district and was used in the 2009 round.
However, Hariri and Jumblatt have rejected proportional representation, with Jumblatt preferring a winner-take-all system with small electoral districts.
The law in effect during the 1989 elections designated a specific number of seats for each of the country's twenty electoral districts, and gave each voter a number of votes equal to the number of seats designated for his/her district.
Unofficially, it is informed that the work groups will discuss the possibility to lower the number of electoral districts to 3 or 4 or even increase their number to 12, as it is currently the case in Albania.
The main issue from the government's view was the flawed law distributing individual parliamentary seats over electoral districts.
35 of 2014 on demarcating municipal electoral districts, constituencies and sub-committees.
Parliament enacted a law last November to reduce the disparities by cutting the number of single-seat constituencies of the lower house to 295 from 300, but the December election was conducted with the same zoning of electoral districts as in the 2009 contest.
The Supreme Constitutional Court said that the law is unconstitutional because its reshaping of electoral districts violates the principle of fair opportunities.