overall majority


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overall majority

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No party has emerged with an overall majority meaning the incumbent Conservative Government stays in office until Theresa May either does a deal - most likely with the Democratic Unionists - or goes to the Queen to tender her resignation and that of her administration.
That said, the Tories may well win an overall majority over the whole of the UK, with Labour doing better much than expected.
If the Tories return with an overall majority of fewer than 50 this might not get through.
The dominant SNP secured a record third term in charge at Holyrood but lost their overall majority.
The election of the new speaker is a crucial step in Turkish politics after the snap polls where the AKP stunningly regained the overall majority it had unexpectedly lost in June 7 legislative elections.
The repeat elections come after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) co-founded by Erdogan failed to win an overall majority in a June vote and talks to form a coalition government failed.
It appears that there will certainly be a party with no overall majority.
Mr Clegg refused to be drawn directly on Lord Scriven's comments but said there was "quite a gulf" between what Conservatives were saying publicly and privately and that claims they could get an overall majority were a "big, fat fib".
Leicester: With six days to go before Britons vote in a general election and with neither Conservatives nor Labour on course for an overall majority of 326 of the 650 seats in Westminster, the potential coalition partners are now a key issue in the campaign.
He said: "We are only 23 seats short of an overall majority and I believe that overall majority is achievable.
Be warned, Andy Preston, in the event of becoming Middlesbrough's next independent mayor, the party with the largest number of council seats and especially one with an overall majority will have had its own candidate for mayor defeated at the ballot box.
With the bookies, the Budget didn't move the key markets and a Conservative overall majority in the next general election remains around the 7/2 mark.

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