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Synonyms for absolute majority

(elections) more than half of the votes

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Established in 1945, the ICJ is composed of 15 judges, who are elected by an absolute majority in both the General Assembly and Security Council.
Mr Cameron feared that he would once more fail to obtain a absolute majority in the 2015 election, so offered the referendum bribe to take back Conservative support lost to UKIP.
Together they would have more than the 176 seats needed for an absolute majority, the exit polls from state broadcaster TVE and the ABC newspaper and Cope radio station showed.
With enormous pressure on government-critical media and censorship, President Erdoy-an is desperately trying to achieve an absolute majority for his party in this Sunday's elections.
Official results released by 13 November gave the National League for Democracy an absolute majority of seats in both chambers of the national parliament with 487 seats.
Without an absolute majority, the party will need to form a coalition government and a Syriza source said it would turn once again to the small right-wing Independent Greeks party.
DAVID Cameron has returned to 10 Downing Street to prepare for another term as Prime Minister, as the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
Now that the BJP has achieved power with an absolute majority, India has begun to get its due on the international stage," Modi told a meeting of party workers here.
WITH most exit polls predicting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would emerge as the single largest party in the Maharashtra Assembly elections but may fall short of the magic figure of 145, party's state unit chief Devendra Fadnavis exuded confidence of gaining absolute majority and ruled out taking support from any other party, including the Shiv Sena.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The provincial council in Salahuddin elected by absolute majority Dr.
It is understood that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won an absolute majority of the votes," election commission head Sadi Guven said in Ankara.
At a meeting of the CoE Parliamentary Assembly, Jagland, a Norwegian, obtained an absolute majority of 156 votes in the first round of the election, Euronews reported.
As expected, none could reach the magic figure of 50+1, or an absolute majority, necessitating a run-off vote, said the official, who requested not to be named, because he was not authorised to speak to the media about the outcome.
5% of the vote, finishing just short of an absolute majority.
Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) announced today that the Council of States (Standerat), one of the two chambers in the Swiss Parliament, had voted 'yes' with an absolute majority for the cancellation of the spending ceiling for Switzerland's procurement of Gripen E, Saab's next-generation multi-role fighter.