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Definition of Simple majority

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support of the largest number of voters
Simple majority Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Simple majority may refer to:
  • Majority, a voting requirement of more than half of all ballots cast
  • Plurality (voting), a voting requirement of more ballots cast for a proposition than for any other option
  • First-past-the-post voting, shifts the winner of the election from an absolute majority outcome to a simple majority outcome.
  • Supermajority, an absolute majority or a qualified majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified greater level of support than a 50% simple majority. Changes to Constitutions commonly require supermajority support in a legislature.

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A first-past-the-post (abbreviated FPTP or FPP) election is one that is won by the candidate receiving more votes than any other(s). It is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member legislative districts, and generally results over time in a two-party competition.

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