In Guyana there was a vote on a motion of no-confidence. For a no-confidence motion to pass the constitution requires the "votes of the majority of all elected members of the National Assembly". The vote split 33 (ayes) to 32 (noes) in the 65 member Assembly. Does this constitute a majority, either in the general understanding of an "absolute majority" either in general use or in the particular case of the Guyanese constitution?
The Government argues that an absolute majority is "half the votes (rounded up) plus 1" and hence 34 votes are required for a majority. Is there any historical or tradition that would support this interpretation of "majority"? How many votes are required to form an absolute majority in a Parliament with 65 members?