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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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Al-Iraqiya's Leader, Iyad Allawi, had stated to al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper, after a visit for Arbil on 7/6/2011, where he met Kurdistan President, Massoud Barzani and its Premier, Barham Saleh, that he did not oppose the formation of a government of political majority.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jfari confirmed that the Government of the political majority , which includes all components , and not exclude any of the community parties is the ideal solution for managing the country after reviewing past experiences.
There is "more than one scenario available after the end of the 100-day period, including the formation of a government with a political majority," Nisaif told Aswat al-Iraq.
Moussawi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "the results of the election is not close , as happened in previous elections , where the State of Law coalition won 95 seats, and it can agree with the rest of the blocs to form a political majority government.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Chairman of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, said that he does not support the government of political majority and Iraq could not be ruled by only one party, according to a statement of the SIIC.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, of the coalition of Kurdish blocs, Mahmoud Othman said: "The government of consensus and national partnership is better than the political majority government for the country at this time.
Nujaifi stressed the need to " form a government of national partnership not of arbitrary political majority , as the power-sharing government would include all the components of the Iraqi people , and be able to achieve people demands and aspirations , changing the reality to no better as well , and keeps unit, safety and security of Iraq.
Othman concluded, "If the country was in a genuine democratic, the government would be a political majority government, which is the best for the country, but the lack of this situation requires a government of partnership and political consensus".
BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the National Coalition, Salim Dalli ruled out "the ability of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to form a government of political majority in the next phase.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / " the contacts with the political blocs have not lived up to the level of negotiations , but a preliminary contacts to agree on the formation of the next government in a political majority .
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / : "All the red lines set by the political blocs before the election quickly disappeared now, and there is a genuine desire to ally with the state of law to form a political majority government .
But he was forced to move quickly after nearly a third of Syriza lawmakers refused to back the program in parliament last week, robbing him of a guaranteed political majority.