Plurality


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Plurality

In an election with three or more choices, the choice that receives the most votes without attaining 50%. For example, in an election in which Candidate A receives 35% of the vote, Candidate B receives 20%, and Candidate C receives 45%, Candidate C wins with a plurality of the vote.
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(116.) See, e.g., Justin Marceau, Plurality Decisions:
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THE PRECEDENT RELIED ON BY THE PLURALITY AND CONCURRENCES
Political plurality? Political plurality and a peaceful transition of power.
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Sa July 22, para hindi siya magulat , he has to make sure na kumbibnsido na lahat o ang majority o ang plurality to vote for him as House Speaker,' Pimentel said.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 11 (ANI): India on Friday lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his recent statement and said that Pakistan should be the last country to lecture on "plurality and inclusive society".
One of the problems is that, advisedly, Nairobi's Nation publications frequently use the word police to describe a plurality of human beings and their equipment.
21st Century Fox said in today's earnings release, "The Company's pending acquisition of the public shares of Sky has been cleared on public interest and plurality grounds in all of the markets in which Sky operates except the UK, including Austria, Germany, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.
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