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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 leader of the socialist PSOE needed an absolute majority in the first-round vote to be confirmed as Prime Minister.
The confirmation required an absolute majority of 374 votes.
By giving absolute majority to Narendra Modi, Indians have given their heart to the democratic movement so that democracy will not die.- Arunkumar, Umm Al Quwain
'We have more than (the) absolute majority,' Albay 2nd District Rep.
Right from a prime minister winning an absolute majority for the second time in a row to a record turnout of voters, the 17th Lok Sabha (Lower House of parliament) elections saw several milestones being laid on the political firmament.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices extended gains in the afternoon session on Friday and jumped 1.6 per cent after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led coalition won an absolute majority in the recently held General Elections.
He explained that "the objections of the political blocs to the elections of the committees, were due to the rules of procedure of the Council, where the rules of procedure did not mention the election by an absolute majority, or the majority of those present from the Committee." The Presidency of the House of Representatives formally approved on the sixth of this month on the election of the presidencies of nine new parliamentary committees out of 22 permanent parliamentary committees./ End
So, they favour a government that enjoys an absolute majority. "The people of the country have decided to bring in a government that enjoys absolute majority.
If no presidential candidate wins the absolute majority of votes in the first round, a second round will take place two weeks after the announcement of the final results of the first round.
Cadikovski beat Stole Naumov with 86 against 77 votes of the present 175, which is not an absolute majority as the statute stipulates.
KARACHI -- Former Senate chairman Senator Raza Rabbani has said that the idea of midterm elections in the country is being floated to ensure that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) gets absolute majority in the National Assembly.