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Looking at the Scotland Act 1998, the Scottish Parliament nominates a member to be appointed First Minister by the Queen. The act does not state how much support is needed to be nominated. In every case so far the First Minister nominee has been supported by more than half the members.
by Gary J on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 01:31:29 PM EST
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I suppose if the Act says nothing else "nomination" is a regular motion of the Scottish parliament, so only a plurality of votes cast is needed to carry it?

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 01:34:23 PM EST
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"I suppose if the Act says nothing else "nomination" is a regular motion of the Scottish parliament, so only a plurality of votes cast is needed to carry it?"

I agree that is the obvious interpretation. I think if an absolute majority of all members was required it would have been specified in the legislation.

by Gary J on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 01:39:28 PM EST
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