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su·per·ma·jor·i·ty

 (so͞o′pər-mə-jôr′ĭ-tē, -jŏr′-)
n. pl. su·per·ma·jor·i·ties
A specified majority of votes, such as 60 percent, required to approve a motion or pass legislation.

supermajority

(ˌsuːpəməˈdʒɒrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a specified majority of votes (that exceeds the simple majority) needed to approve a motion

su•per•ma•jor•i•ty

(ˈsu pər məˌdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˌdʒɒr-)

n., pl. -ties.
a majority greater than a specified number, as 60%, of the total: required to pass certain types of legislation, override vetoes, etc.
[1990–95]
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Drilon deplored such move by allies of the President belonging to the so-called supermajority in the House of Representatives to postpone to October 2018 the barangay and SK elections again "to give them time to railroad the proposed Charter Change which would include provisions for a term extension.
In Washington, a 60 percent supermajority is required to pass school bonds.
on Wednesday warned that the supermajority in the House of Representatives could easily railroad proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution to be able to shift to federalism.
The inordinate fast-tracking of the approval by the House of Representatives of the concurrent resolution calling for a constituent assembly to recommend the shift to a federal system by amending the 1987 Constitution confirms the critical view that the supermajority will railroad Charter change,' Lagman said.
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President Donald Trump is looking to consolidate his hold over Washington with a Republican supermajority in the Senate that would make it even more difficult for Democrats to block his policies.
A two-thirds supermajority for impeachment - 342 votes in the 513-seat lower chamber - would bring Rousseff's suspension from office for 180 days while the upper house or Senate, decides if she should be removed.
MISSISSIPPI HOUSE REPUBLICANS LOCKED UP A SUPERMAJORITY with a 74-seat advantage after the chamber voted to seat the Republican challenger, Mark Tullos, in a race originally certified as a tie.
We then argue for a different, more inclusive understanding of democratic change, both constitutional and otherwise--an understanding that includes a whole panoply of institutional, social, and political dynamics: formal rules and informal ones, voting requirements and nonvoting mechanisms, supermajority thresholds and social movements, legislatures and courts.
He is the majority leader in that body and the trigger man behind the death of a procedure that required a supermajority to approve a presidential nominee.
Exhibit A is the amendment pushed by Republicans to require a balanced budget every year, cap federal spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product, and bar any increase in taxes without a supermajority of two-thirds of Congress or any increase in the national debt without a supermajority of three-fifths.