Recent Examples of supermajority from the Web
Erdogan had hoped to win a supermajority, which would have allowed him to force through a constitutional change giving him even more power.
The spending plan would require a supermajority vote in both the state Senate and Assembly.
But with the Gem State’s supermajority threshold for bonds – 66-and-two-thirds percent – that’s a big if.
As a Democrat, Ramos is in the minority party and would need GOP co-sponsors for the bill to gain momentum in the General Assembly, which has a Republican supermajority.
But Democrats are in the minority in both chambers, and any law to change the nation’s gun laws will need the support of President Donald Trump or a supermajority in Congress.
The Senate majority once had 15 members — enough to get the supermajority, three-fourths vote that's required to spend money out of a key state savings account, the Constitutional Budget Reserve.
During his 12 years as leader, Long oversaw the rise of a Republican supermajority that has dominated the Senate since 2011.
The two sides were coalescing around two competing proposals to protect young immigrants, but acknowledged that neither is likely to get the 60-vote supermajority needed to pass.
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First Known Use of supermajority
legal Definition of supermajority
- a provision requiring a supermajority vote — say, 80 % of the common shares instead of the usual bare majority rule
- —R. C. Clark
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