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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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Tory Candidate: Mims Davies Majority: 9147 Swing needed to LD: 8.25% LD Candidate: Mike Thornton
But Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael also has a slim majority of 817 in Orkney and Shetland - and was caught up in the "Frenchgate" leak scandal.
ABV leader Georgi Parvanov has said his party would support the proposal of an opposition force under which Bulgarians citizens should have a say on the introduction of a majority system.Last week the ethnic Turk-dominated Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) <a href="http://www.novinite.com/articles/169277/Opposition+DPS+Party+Proposes+Rewording+of+Question+on+Electoral+Rules+Referendum">called on politicians to consider rewording a question about majority voting in a long-waited national referendum on election rules due this autumn.
Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) was promoted to Senate Majority Leader by Mass.
John Cornyn of Texas will be the Senate's next majority whip, Republicans in the upper chamber decided in a Thursday morning vote.
The Pew Research Forum has examined the status of the world's major religions, including what religious groups are in countries where they are in the majority. (1) The groupings below provide the details:
In the compromise on the single supervisory mechanism (SSM) adopted by the 27 on 13 December (see separate article), London managed to secure a change in EBA voting arrangements for decisions on technical standards for financial regulations: these will be adopted by a simple majority of states participating in the SSM and of those not participating, including the United Kingdom.
Summary: Debate in Iraq over the formation of a majority government re-emerged at the end of October, revealing a divide over whether to continue with the current national unity government that includes all major political factions.
SDPK, Ata Meken and Ar Namys are more likely to enter the coalition of parliamentary majority, though this is yet preliminarily, Ar Namys faction leader Felix Kulov told AKIpress.
In Wales, only two of the 22 local authorities saw a Labour administration elected with an overall majority.
The conclusions for the survey were: (1) A majority of the teachers (68%) indicated men teachers handle stress the best.
She said that despite positive achievements by the government, such as passing the electricity reform bill, the majority and the opposition are still "pursuing personal agendas" at the expense of ruling the country.