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simple majority

Fifty-one percent of the voting members or shares. Contrast with supermajority.

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As announced on August 28, 2015, Nokia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Huaxin, under which Nokia would hold 50% plus one share in the new joint venture, which would operate under the English name Nokia Shanghai Bell.
If one candidate picks up 50% plus one vote in the first round they are immediately declared leader.
Another Austrian real estate company, Conwert, was targeted by Germany's Deutsche Wohnen but the bidder could not attract the required 50% plus one share for its offer of EUR 11.
This will allow the state to reduce its ownership to below 50% plus one share.
Federally chartered credit unions can be recognized as low income credit unions if 50% plus one member of its membership qualifies as low-income members.
According to the deal, MetLife would own 50% plus one share in Am-Life Insurance Bhd, while AMMB would own the remaining stake.
So in total there are 342 seats which means the magic number, which a party needs to achieve to form a government, is 172 - or 50% plus one.
Elections were held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Higher Education, after voting on whether to use an overall majority mechanism of 50% plus one vote to determine the winner.
Bulgaria's Finance Ministry raised at the beginning of October that year its share to 50% plus one share from 44% in the country's stock exchange.
The constitution requires a 50% plus one vote for an outright win.
A candidate needs to secure 50% plus one vote to be elected.
They faced 20 minutes of questions from members of the audience who then took part in a secret ballot in which Mrs Trevelyan secured the required 50% plus one of the total votes in the first round.