absolute majority


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  • noun

Synonyms for absolute majority

(elections) more than half of the votes

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One can argue that the absolute majority "enjoyed" by the Conservative Government is only a mirage which does not allow it to proceed with changes to trade union laws or to meddle with the BBC.
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.
GERB is now poised to get only 30, falling just one short of an absolute majority.
Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Tory HQ on brink |of an absolute majority in the House of Commons
short of an absolute majority in parliament by as little as oneseat, the first official projection of the vote showed.
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.
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.
The election results were announced by parliamentary speaker Mohammad al-Laham in a media address, as he declared Bashar al-Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic with an absolute majority of votes cast in the elections.
Bashar Hafez Assad as president of the SyrianArabRepublic with an absolute majority of the votes cast in the election," Laham said in a televised address from his office in the Syrian parliament.
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.
It is understood that, if the Shareholders' Meeting does not make an appointment (by means of resolution of the absolute majority of the shareholders at the meeting), the Chairman will be elected directly by the Board of Directors, as provided for by Art.
The Turkish assembly voted by an absolute majority in favour of an opposition motion of no confidence in the government.
5% of the vote, finishing just short of an absolute majority.
Subsequently, the proposed amendments to the Company's Articles of Incorporation, including authorization to issue up to 100 million common shares and 10 million preferred shares, have been approved by an absolute majority of the shareholders, as well as, ratifying the current board of directors by an absolute majority of the shareholders.