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26 MAY 2017

XII LEGISLATURE

Dictionary of terms

General terms

Absolute majority.

Rule for the adoption of an agreement by virtue of which over half of the rightful members of the House or Committee must vote in favour.

Absolute majority.

Rule for the adoption of an agreement by virtue of which over half of the rightful members of the House or Committee must vote in favour.

Ballot.

Procedure whereby collegiate bodies adopt decisions. In the case of Parliament, its status as a deliberative body means that it is normally preceded by a debate about the matter that will be put to the vote. There are various ballot or voting systems: electronic (which is usually used), roll call, standing and seated numbers, assent, etc. In turn, roll call ballots can be public or secret.

Ballot.

Procedure whereby collegiate bodies adopt decisions. In the case of Parliament, its status as a deliberative body means that it is normally preceded by a debate about the matter that will be put to the vote. There are various ballot or voting systems: electronic (which is usually used), roll call, standing and seated numbers, assent, etc. In turn, roll call ballots can be public or secret.