Recent Examples of supermajority from the Web
Eleven states, plus the District of Columbia, have no such restrictions on changing legislative, so the legislature may amend or overturn citizen initiatives with simple majority or supermajority votes.
Only 34 percent of voters supported Amendment 5, which came from the Legislature and would require a supermajority vote by the state House and Senate when enacting taxes or fees.
National Amusements had tried to block the move by changing the CBS bylaws to require a supermajority vote to issue the dividend.
Even in Canada, the parliament and the provinces retain the power to reverse Supreme Court decisions with supermajority votes.
If every state’s Senate vote reflected its national orientation, Republicans would have a natural supermajority.
But Gorod countered that in this political climate -- with Republicans in control of both branches of government -- the President would veto any legislation that passed, then a supermajority would need to override that veto.
His Fidesz party again prevailed in April elections, giving him a third consecutive parliamentary supermajority.
Orban’s Fidesz party and a small ally won 133 of 199 seats in the legislature on April 8, a supermajority that will allow them to amend the Constitution unchallenged.
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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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