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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, a voting requirement of a specified level of support which is greater than the "one half" threshold used for majority.

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A first-past-the-post (abbreviated FPTP, 1stP, 1PTP or FPP), or winner-takes-all, election is one that is won by the candidate receiving more votes than any others. It is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member legislative districts. Large countries widely using FPTP include India, United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

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