simple majority


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simple majority

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

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It was not only the shocking victory for the Government and its allies but more significantly to the members of the Opposition, who prior to the voting had simple majority of the Senators to knock out Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani from the post.
One will be to propose the elected Tatmadaw MPs stay out from voting process through simple majority parliamentary procedure.
'It doesn't need a two-third majority anyway - just needs a simple majority. We are confident.
The National Assembly passed the bill with a simple majority of 176 lawmakers favouring against 146 members of the opposition opposing it.
The National Assembly passed the bill with a simple majority of 176 lawmakers favoring against 146 members of the opposition opposing it.
On the other hand, the opposition claimed that the government would not be able to get the budget passed with simple majority as its ally Balochistan National Party-Mengal would not vote in favour of the budget.
Summary: Most predicted a simple majority for the NDA in 2014, when it actually bagged 336 seats
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 11 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices rallied in early trading on Monday after some poll predictions showed the ruling NDA alliance is likely to come close of winning a simple majority in Parliament following the general elections beginning on April 11.
The simple majority in the Posavina Canton Assembly has been constituted by the coalition gathered around HDZ BiH.
KARACHI -- Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Sindh cabinet has approved the amendment to section 27 of Local Government Act, 2013 regarding no confidence move and added that now Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen could be removed with simple majority instead of 2/3rd majority.
According to present party position in the Senate, the PTI does not have even a simple majority in the Upper House to make an ordinary legislation.
And because of these actions, the stage is set for taxes to be raised whenever a simple majority wants to do so.

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