simple majority


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simple majority

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

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His proposal would have prescribed a tighter limit on growth and required something more than a simple majority of representatives and senators to bust that spending cap.
If no candidate gets the required majority in two rounds, a third round requiring only a simple majority to win will be held.
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which had emerged as the leading political party after the historic May 11 polls in Pakistan, now also enjoys simple majority in the lower house of the parliament after 18 independents announced their affiliations with the party on Sunday.
Islamabad, May 27 ( ANI ): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which emerged as the leading party after the May 11 polls in Pakistan, now also enjoys simple majority in the lower house of the parliament when 18 independents announced their affiliations with the party.
ISLAMABAD, May 26 (KUNA) -- The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has nominated Nawaz Sharif for the prime minister after acquiring simple majority in the lower house of the parliament on Sunday.
The Muslim Brotherhood students were intent on voting on the elections by a simple majority.
The modern Senate effectively requires 60 votes to get anything done -- a simple majority of 51 is not enough to invoke what is known as "cloture," ending debate.
We want the personal status code to become a basic law so that no one can tamper with it by a simple majority vote," Nourredine Bhiri, spokesman of the Ennahda party, told parliamentarians.
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today urged the House of Representatives to keep the current simple majority voting process for all workers in the rail and airline industries who want to exercise their right to form unions.
Nepal's parliament failed to elect a new prime minister for the third time in two weeks on Monday after neither of the two candidates in the second runoff yet again got a simple majority of votes, with about one-third of its members abstaining.
By Ngor Arol Garang October 26, 2009 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), after a series of meetings, disowned two third voters turnout required for South succession from North saying simple majority of participants at the referendum should determine the fate of southern Sudan.
Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa indicated Monday that his party will seek to maintain the coalition framework with two smaller parties even if it wins a simple majority in next year's upper house election.

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