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majority, absolute majority(noun)
(elections) more than half of the votes
A number of votes totalling over 50 per cent, such as the total number of votes or seats obtained by a party that beats the combined opposition.
A supermajority or a qualified majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified greater level of support than a more than 50% simple majority. In some jurisdictions, for example, parliamentary procedure requires that any action that may alter the rights of a minority has a supermajority requirement. Changes to constitutions, especially those with entrenched clauses, commonly require supermajority support in a legislature. A supermajority is absolute if the required percentage or fraction is based on the entire membership rather than on those present and voting.
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