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absolute majority

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) 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. Compare relative majority

ab′solute major′ity


n.
1. a number of votes constituting more than half of the number cast.
2. a number of voters constituting more than half of the number registered.
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Noun1.absolute majority - (elections) more than half of the votesabsolute majority - (elections) more than half of the votes
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
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Merkel, 63, won 364 out of 709 votes, 11 more than needed to gain an absolute majority.
If a census of population is made in fYROM under international monitors, you and the whole international community will realize that the Albanians constitute the absolute majority.
H Y D E R A B A D -- President Hyderabad chamber of commerce and industry Goharullah Khan has felicitated new body of Pakistan Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry elected with absolute majority and termed the victory of United Business Group as success of traders and industrialists community.
News, Bhandari received the absolute majority of votes in elections at the Security Council and the General Assembly.
One of the candidates must receive an absolute majority (30 votes), otherwise a fifth and final round will be held for the two candidates who have led the fourth round.
Mr Chanturia, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine years which shall commence no later than three months after his election.
To obtain the confidence of the HPR, it is necessary to obtain the approval of an absolute majority of the members (109 votes), in accordance with article 140 of the Rules of Procedure of the HPR.
Moreover, for a political party to make law on its own it must achieve an absolute majority not a simple majority which is insufficient.
The draft bill envisages the introduction of a majoritarian electoral system with absolute majority in two rounds of elections via the creation of 231 equal, one-mandate electoral regions in the country and 9 regions abroad.
Spain's two biggest left-wing parties, the Unidos Podemos alliance and the Socialist party, could come close to clinching an absolute majority together in a Sunday's parliamentary election, several exit polls showed.
Vucic, a 46-year-old former hardline nationalist, has also promised a new drive to privatise loss-making state-run companies if he is re-elected, and pollsters expect him to win another absolute majority.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an is "desperately trying to achieve an absolute majority for his party in this Sunday's election" via the takeover of Koza ypek Holding, according to a statement released by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament (EP).