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The Austrian system of proportional representation in parliamentary and public office, whereby supporters of the two principal parties will be appointed to administrative, institutional, and bureaucratic posts in proportion to each party's relative parliamentary strength.
1950s. From German regional (Austria) Proporz, shortened from German Proportionalwahl proportional representation from proportional + Wahl election, choice.
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