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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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It was emphasized that the current practice shows that some MPs abstain even in nationally-crucial votes.
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop voted for the amendment but followed his party's instructions to abstain from the Government's bill.
Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman instructed her MPs to abstain on a crucial Commons vote on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on Monday night.
So, the NCP will abstain if there is voting," said NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik.
NoFap hosts challenges in which users abstain from pornography and masturbation for a period of time.
NNA - Future bloc MP, Hadi Hbeish, on Tuesday called for holding each MP that abstains from the presidential election session accountable.
So the council decided that the only way to end this was to abstain from sexual intercourse as a form of rebellion towards their male counterparts.
v vPolitics It's 6-4 with Ladbrokes that 181 or more Conservative MPs will either vote against David Cameron's plans to legalise gay marriage or abstain from it.
But Washington's efforts didn't work well on net as six countries that voted aye last year decided to abstain this year.
Waseem Sajjad when contacted stated, according to constitution, no MNA can abstained from voting against party policy during Prime Ministerial elections, and if any MNA abstain the party policy, then head of the party can file a reference to speaker for the disqualification of that member.
I WOULD like an explanation as to why MPs can abstain from voting on issues, yet still voice opinions.
Iraq was the only country to abstain when the Arab League voted Saturday to suspend Syria because of its bloody, 8-month-old crackdown on protesters calling for reforms.