According to this article (original in Romanian, automatically translated), there is rather high discrepancy between representation in Parliament for Romanian citizens that live in Romania and those living abroad (diaspora):
Following the elections of December 11, Romanians living abroad will be able to send only six representatives to Parliament — two in the Senate and four in the Chamber of Deputies. According to various estimates, between 4 and 12 million Romanians live abroad.
A quick and dirty (not all can vote, but I expect similar ratio of non-voters among each group) estimate for representation is:
- inside Romania: about 460 MPs for about ~19M => 1MP / 40K
- outside Romania: 6 MPS for about 2M => 1MP / 670K
So, there is a clear discrimination in terms of representation between citizens of the same country based on their country of residence. I am wondering about what is the rationale of having such a discrimination.
Question: What are the reasons behind discriminating between votes inside the country and those from diaspora in regard of proportional representation?
Note: I am pretty sure that such differences are also present in other countries as well. If there are common reasons that covers multiple countries, I even happier to find about those. However, I have narrowed the question to Romania only in case there is no general answer.