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ma·jor·i·tar·i·an

 (mə-jôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ən, -jŏr′-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or advocating majority rule, especially as a political principle: "a naively uncomplicated premise of simple majoritarian democracy" (Saturday Review).
n.
An advocate of majoritarianism.

majoritarian

(məˌdʒɒrɪˈtɛərɪən)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who adheres to a form of democracy which upholds the rule of the majority
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to this form of democracy

ma•jor•i•tar•i•an

(məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i ən, -ˌdʒɒr-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a majority.
2. supporting or advocating majority rule.
n.
3. a supporter of majority rule.
[1915–20]
ma•jor`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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A small state like Tripura led by the communists stood no chance against the nationalist juggernaut that the BJP and its parent organisation had piloted in their quest for national dominance based on a majoritarian ideology.
India should shun its myopic majoritarian policy and be proud of being a plural society where minorities, especially Muslims and Christians, have no fear of being treated as second-rate citizens.
Nevertheless the move showed "BJP's sectarian mindset and blatant majoritarian politics," he said.
Ever since the BJP assumed power in New Delhi with Modi's majority win in 2014 national election, it has pursued a majoritarian discourse, with the final agenda of a Hindu nation, an idea not very dear to the minority communities in the country.
The Court also observed that the majoritarian concept does not apply to Constitutional rights and the Courts are often called upon to take what may be categorised as a non-majoritarian view, in the check and balance of power envisaged under the Constitution of India.
And the road that wants India to be dominated by one political and religious order, one majoritarian grip on all, making India a nation of stark uniformity, a Hindu 'rashtra'.
In response to a question, Mashnouq said that the forthcoming parliamentary by-elections will be held under the old Majoritarian vote law.
Anything beyond the majoritarian idea is not acceptable today.
This is in line with the new electoral law, passed last month, which states in Article 43 the following: "Parliamentary by-elections to fill vacant parliamentary seats are to be held based on the majoritarian system in one round and the interior minister will decide the location(s) of the polling stations.
Thirdly, and no less importantly, most libertarians do not seem to share my views about democracy, by which I mean majoritarian "let the numbers count" democracy.
The first legislation that Boyko Borisovas centre-right GERB party will table in the Parliament elected in March this year will be to introduce a majoritarian system for electing MPs, parliamentary group leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov said, quoted by Independent Bakan News Agency.
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