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Synonyms for absolute majority

(elections) more than half of the votes

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For the first time since 1971, an incumbent prime minister won a second consecutive term of office with an absolute majority in the 2019 general elections.
Addressing a press conference in the Sindh Assembly building here on Friday, he said: 'It seems Imran Khan, who doesn't have absolute majority right now, will be handed the desired majority in the house through the midterm elections.'
Lee ruled Taiwan from 1988 to 2000, overseeing a democratization process which saw the introduction of direct presidential elections in 1996, the first of which he won with an absolute majority.
But the big, glaring problem according to Lagman is that 22 do not represent the "absolute majority needed by the 68-member Justice panel for the purpose of dismissing the complaints.
Voting began yesterday in Rwanda's parliamentary elections, which are expected to cement the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front's (RPF) absolute majority. The poll will be held over three days at 2,500 polling stations across the East African nation.
According to him, in the event of a successful referendum, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will try to secure the absolute majority for the adoption of constitutional changes, because otherwise the country will go to new parliamentary elections, together with presidential, that will be held in the first part of next year.
"The results show Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan gained an absolute majority of valid votes," council head Sadi Guven said.
Turkey's national electoral board has declared Erdogan the winner of the country's presidential election with an absolute majority of valid votes.
Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said, they have taken note of the preliminary results, which showed that President Erdogan won an absolute majority in the presidential election.
The no-confidence motion received more than 176 votes, the absolute majority needed to oust Mariano Rajoy.
As per an internal guideline of the parliament, the election of the speaker in the first round is with the absolute majority of the representatives votes.
H Y D E R A B A D -- President Hyderabad chamber of commerce and industry Goharullah Khan has felicitated new body of Pakistan Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry elected with absolute majority and termed the victory of United Business Group as success of traders and industrialists community.
Moreover, for a political party to make law on its own it must achieve an absolute majority not a simple majority which is insufficient.
The draft bill envisages the introduction of a majoritarian electoral system with absolute majority in two rounds of elections via the creation of 231 equal, one-mandate electoral regions in the country and 9 regions abroad.
Spain's two biggest left-wing parties, the Unidos Podemos alliance and the Socialist party, could come close to clinching an absolute majority together in a Sunday's parliamentary election, several exit polls showed.