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majority rule

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A doctrine by which a numerical majority of an organized group holds the power to make decisions binding on all in the group.
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Noun1.majority rule - the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole groupmajority rule - the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) - Vice President Nuri al-Maliki stressed the need to form a government of political majority to be strong and able to implement its program.
Titled "Holy Defense", the game's advertisements have been seen all over Lebanon on billboards, predominantly in the southern region of the country where the group holds the political majority.
He said that it was necessary not only to find a solution, but also to achieve a consensus and secure the necessary political majority.
In the deputys word, there are problems, and for their solution the opposition is ready to cooperate with the political majority.
No party would be allowed an absolute political majority and a minimum of 20% of seats would be reserved for independent crossbench Members, largely appointed by the House of Lords Appointment Commission.
Unlike the US plan, or the UK's intentions for 2020, this is a concrete agreement supported by a political majority.
It would possibly have a numerical majority but probably not a political majority," said Kern, who took over as chancellor and head of the Social Democrats (SPO) a year ago.
Zaev also complained about the plan of the political majority to push through the budget bill 2017 before the Parliament dissolves on 12 October.
Lawyer Debbi Gild-Hayo noted that a relentless campaign of incitement has been going on in recent years to delegitimise those who do not agree with the position of the political majority in Israel, including Knesset members, senior cabinet ministers, head of state, the army's commander-in-chief, the defence minister, artists, intellectuals, academics, mediapersons and journalists among others.
The military institution intervention in Morsi's removal was based on people's demands--we can no longer doubt that they had numerical and political majority.
He was convinced that any exercise of unlimited power, be it by an individual despot or a political majority, is bound to end in disaster.
First, it is assumed that the "politics of inclusion" is the result of a universal struggle for power over the allocation of society's resources and the determination of prevailing values between the political majority and a political minority.