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  SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Supermajority
A supermajority or a qualified majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level or type of support which exceeds a simple majority in order to have effect.
The United States Senate requires a supermajority of 60 percent to move to a vote through a cloture motion, allowing a large minority to filibuster.
The United States Constitution requires a supermajority of two-thirds of both houses of Congress to propose a Congress-driven constitutional amendment; it also requires a three-fourths supermajority of state legislatures for final adoption of any constitutional amendment, as well as a two-thirds supermajority to pass a bill over the president's veto.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Supermajority   (186 words)

 Democracy - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
One is to argue that the presence of a constitution in many democratic countries acts as a safeguard.
Generally, changes in these constitutions require the agreement of a supermajority of the elected representatives, or require a judge and jury to agree that evidentiary and procedural standards have been fulfilled by the state, or two different votes by the representatives separated by an election, or, sometimes, a referendum.
The separation of powers into legislative branch, executive branch, judicial branch also makes it more difficult for a small majority to impose their will.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/d/e/m/Democracy.html   (7395 words)

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