simple majority


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simple majority

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

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Summary: However, it still failed to get a simple majority of 18 members in a close contest
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.
These very precise and clinical reforms include the extension of the current land leasehold of 25 years to a longer period, increase the 40 percent maximum foreign ownership to a simple majority of 51 percent to most industries, but not full foreign land ownership.
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.
In the compromise on the single supervisory mechanism (SSM) adopted by the 27 on 13 December (see separate article), London managed to secure a change in EBA voting arrangements for decisions on technical standards for financial regulations: these will be adopted by a simple majority of states participating in the SSM and of those not participating, including the United Kingdom.
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.
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.

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