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The following is an explanation of a comfortable majority in the House of Councillors.
A comfortable majority allows a ruling party or coalition to take the chairperson posts of all standing committees in the chamber while securing half or more members in each committee.
A total of 129 seats are currently necessary to achieve the majority in the 242-member upper house.
The majority allows a ruling party or bloc to avoid bills being voted down by opposition parties, helping an administration to implement policies smoothly.
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