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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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The absolute majority "gained" by the Conservative Party in 2015 is as hollow as the core of an ancient tree.
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All decisions will be adopted with absolute majority.
its absolute majority if it only gets 37 per cent to 40 per cent of
Without an absolute majority, the party will need to form a coalition government and a Syriza source said it would turn once again to the small right-wing Independent Greeks party.
Aoun congratulated the competitors from his home in Rabieh and stressed that "there is no victor or vanquished as this is the will of the absolute majority.
In June, general elections were held in Turkey, with the AKP failing to obtain an absolute majority in parliament for the first time since coming to power in 2002.
The developments came after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came well short of a parliamentary absolute majority for the first time since it came to power 13 years ago.
ANKARA, June 8 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged political parties to behave responsibly after the election results handed no party an absolute majority to unilaterally form a government.
DAVID Cameron has returned to 10 Downing Street to prepare for another term as Prime Minister, as the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
The BJP president said the merger would not affect the BJP's chances of winning the Bihar polls by an absolute majority.