There are different provisions concerning the type of majority on the basis of which a result is obtained in elections and votes:
- Simple majority:
The majority of the votes cast suffices, abstentions are not counted.
- Absolute majority:
The result of the vote has to be higher by at least one vote cast than half of the total number of persons entitled to vote.
- Simple two-thirds majority:
Two thirds of the votes cast, that is of the votes present, are required. Abstentions are not counted.
- Absolute two-thirds majority:
Two thirds of those entitled to vote are the absolute two-thirds majority.
Last update: 15 February 2022