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But actually getting the bill passed looks to be an uphill battle: Democrats have promised to filibuster in order to put off the final vote, and ending a filibuster would require a supermajority vote, which is hard to reach.
The city most recently rejected a proposal by the company Feb. 19, when Prestwick failed to win a supermajority vote of the common council.
Orban won a fourth term and his Fidesz party secured a supermajority in parliament, where its lawmakers now can pass constitutional amendments.
Abe is facing trouble at home Just six months ago Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) were riding high, having secured a 2/3 supermajority in snap elections for the lower house of the Diet, Japan’s national parliament.
Lacking a supermajority to amend the constitution, PiS did the next best thing and nobbled the constitutional tribunal.
Orban, who won a third consecutive parliamentary supermajority, has used the past eight years to extend his influence over the media as part of an unprecedented centralization of power despite European Union objections.
But things began to change when Orban’s party won the 2010 elections, garnering a supermajority that allowed Fidesz to amend the Hungarian constitution at will.
Similarly, Congress could not raise the debt ceiling without supermajority votes.
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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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