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Weiyang Luo
Distinction between "constituency" and "electorate" Can some one give me some explanation on this ,as intuitibe as possible.Thank you.
Jun 23, 2013 8:34 PM
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All sorts of terms are used for a voting district and it varies between countries too, so you can't place a firm meaning on these 2 words. For example, in Britain, a constituency is an area that elects one MP to Parliament, and a ward is an area that elects councillors (usually 2 or 3) to the local council. But 'constituency' is often called ' a seat' instead. In Canada, each 'electorate' [ voting district] elects one member of parliament[ MP] to Parliament, but electoral districts are often known as "ridings" and the local group of a political party is called 'a riding association'. (Riding is an old English word for a part of a county.)
June 23, 2013
Weiyang Luo
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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