Definition of 'overall majority'
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That may not be enough to win an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It began to win large overall majorities in general elections. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But by enough to win an overall majority? The Sun (2014)Why does one party need an overall majority? The Sun (2010)His confidence stands at odds with the widespread prediction that no single faction will secure an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All that would be ensured is a far higher prospect of there being no overall majority for any party. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If his party has won an overall majority in the election he stays in office and forms a new government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His party secured an overall majority. The Sun (2015)They need only a 7 per cent swing to win an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is worth remembering that the Conservatives failed to win an overall majority at the election. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Back in 2010 a general election produced no overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Britain has not seen this situation for 35 years in which no party has an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A proper reform of administration will depend on the Conservatives winning with an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An overall majority, of course, is unlikely for any party this week. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As a result, the chances of one party securing an overall majority in May are small. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then there is the stark fact that the Conservatives must gain 117 seats to win an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On present polls, the Conservatives can certainly expect a substantial overall majority at any early general election. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No single party is expected to win an overall majority in the election, the first since the toppling of Yanukovych. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A man bet 5,000 on a Labour win with an overall majority. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The economic outlook is finally looking up, raising hope in Conservative ranks that an overall majority at the next election is no longer an impossible dream. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Translations for 'overall majority'
British English: overall majority NOUN
If a political party wins an overall majority in an election or vote, they get more votes than the total number of votes or seats won by all their opponents.
- American English: overall majority
- Brazilian Portuguese: vitória por maioria
- Chinese: 绝对多数
- European Spanish: mayoría absoluta
- French: majorité absolue
- German: absolute Mehrheit
- Italian: maggioranza assoluta
- Japanese: 絶対多数
- Korean: 절대 다수
- European Portuguese: vitória por maioria
- Spanish: mayoría absoluta
Definition of overall majority from the Collins English Dictionary
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