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absolute majority

a number of votes totalling over 50 per cent, such as the total number of votes or seats obtained by a party that beats the combined opposition
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Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Tory HQ on brink |of an absolute majority in the House of Commons
No one should take a different meaning out of this statement and we know we will get an absolute majority," he said.
A press statement said today 20, August that "Salahuddin Provincial Council elected by an absolute majority, Dr.
He added that no ballots would be printed for a runoff that would have been held had nobody won an absolute majority, and that the results would be announced Monday.
CDU and its Bavarian sister CSU finished only five seats short of an absolute majority in the lower house, or Bundestag, a result that no party has reached in more than 50 years.
The vote was passed with a clear absolute majority of 27 votes for and 17 against, which means that the procurement has secured the necessary support in both chambers.
Under Iran's parliamentary procedures, a nominee needs an absolute majority of all ballots cast, including abstentions.
East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's center-left political party won the most votes in the country's parliamentary election but failed to clinch an absolute majority needed to govern in its own right, according to election results that emerged Sunday.
The French Socialists Party has won an absolute majority of seats in Sunday's parliamentary elections, giving President FranE*ois Hollande a free hand to pass his promised growth-boosting measures without having to rely on eurosceptic hard leftists and even Greens allies to pass legislations on tax rise, spending adjustment and modification of the European fiscal treaty.
France's Socialist Party has won an absolute majority in the second round of parliamentary voting, exit polls suggest.
To pass, it must be approved by an absolute majority in the 325-seat Parliament.
If no candidate wins an absolute majority, a second round will be held by mid-March.