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majority

1. (in an election) the number of votes or seats by which the strongest party or candidate beats the combined opposition or the runner-up
2. the largest party or group that votes together in a legislative or deliberative assembly
3. the time of reaching or state of having reached full legal age, when a person is held competent to manage his own affairs, exercise civil rights and duties, etc.

majority

[mə′jär·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
A logic operator having the property that if P, Q, R are statements, then the function (P, Q, R, … ) is true if more than half the statements are true, or false if half or less are true.
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YOK stated that it decided with majority of votes that there was no misuse of authority and there was no need to conduct a disciplinary investigation.
Under the measure, when a candidate receives a majority of votes cast at the primary election "that person's name alone shall appear on the ballot for the general election," the county said.
Furthermore, circumventing the Electoral College would encourage the growth of splinter parties and make it less likely that any candidate would get a majority of votes.
Since "Invention" lacked a majority of votes, a weighted ballot ensued in which "Invention" prevailed.
Federal law requires a territorial governor to get "a majority of votes cast in any election.
However, since this alternative ground for decision did not garner a majority of votes, it is not part of the court's decision.
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The PML-N would again get majority of votes in next general election and continue its agenda of reforms, he added.
Shoukry phoned First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Sunday and congratulated him for winning the UNSC position with a majority of votes amounting to 188, Egypt's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmad Abu Zeid said.
The Parliament elected the new coalition government of VMRO-DPMNE-BDI on Thursday with the majority of votes.
Such decision was made with the majority of votes - 89 MPs voted for dismissal of the request and 18 voted to strip Pirmatov of immunity.
At the last general election only one in three MPs actually gained a majority of votes cast in their constituencies.