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Rangers were bought by Charles Green's consortium last week and it has formed a new
company that will have to re-apply for SPL membership. But no date has yet been set 
for the vote, where Rangers need to win support of 7 of the other 11 clubs.

source: BBC

Why do they need 7 votes from the 11 clubs, when 6 would be the majority?

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Good question.

The Scottish Premier League is still technically made up of twelve teams, including the interim "Club 12".

As there are twelve clubs in the league, it is mandated that the majority is 7 and above, although "Club 12" will be a no-vote as it isn't currently certain that the newco Rangers will be that club.

For good reading, here's an interesting article on how the other SPL clubs might vote.

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makes sense, automatically assumed club 12 would be the newco and wouldn't vote. so 6 from 11 would be enough. Will be interesting to see how they vote. massive fanbase if it is New Rangers and good income for the league but also a negative that they should be punished fairly. – ChelseaStats Jun 18 '12 at 10:28
It will definitely be interesting. It could go either way in my opinion. – Ste Jun 18 '12 at 15:19
And HERE is the outcome. – Ste Jul 5 '12 at 9:42

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