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Majority Stake

The ownership of 50% plus one of the stock in a publicly-traded company. This gives the person or company holding majority stake outright control of the company's operations, especially the election of its board of directors. Some majority stake holders are not involved in the daily operations of the company, but most are. Indeed, the majority shareholder is often the company's founder. See also: Parent company.

majority

The age at which a person is able to enter into legally binding contracts in a particular state.

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Tory Candidate: Nicola Blackwood Majority: 9583 Swing needed to LD: 8.4% LD Candidate: Layla Moran
Edinburgh South's Ian Murray, Labour's last remaining MP in Scotland, managed a majority of 2637 last time thanks to his big profile locally.
"It is truly an honor to serve as the new majority leader of the senate,'' Chandler said.
Cornyn, who will assume the post in January when the Senate convenes with a new Republican majority, will be the first Texan to serve as Senate majority whip since Democrat Lyndon Johnson did so from 1951-1953, according to the U.S.
* 73 percent of Muslims live in the 49 countries where they are the majority
The institution proposed to amend the EBA's voting procedure for matters subject to simple majority and for decisions on resolving disputes between competent national authorities.
Hints by Maliki and his supporters in Parliament that they will seek a majority government have become more frequent, even as news reports say that the president of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, has been leading a movement alongside Allawi and others to thwart Maliki's efforts to create such a government.
* Current control: Independent/ Labour coalition * Nature of contest: Seeing whether Labour can regain control * Most likely outcome: Labour overall majority 2.
"The majority is made to look like a majority because it basically controls the government.
But the margins of the Labour victory stood in marked contrast, with Miss Berger securing an increased majority of 7,167, while Miss McGovern scraped in with a slender majority of 531 - 1.3%.
Most of the new mayors will be faced with many problems, seeing as they do not have a majority in the municipal councils.
Lane County can offer Exhibit A in the case against Oregon's undemocratic double majority requirement.