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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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Shiite ministers of the Amal Movement and Hizbullah along with their allies in the Free Patriotic Movement and the four ministers allied to President Michel Sleiman demanded that Lebanon oppose the sanctions, while the parliamentary majority ministers along with the Progressive Socialist Party called for abstaining from voting.
This is the day that Christ died, so abstaining from the shedding (and consuming) of blood seems appropriate.
ABSTAINING from sex may not help you find the man of your dreams but it may help you appreciate what's important in a relationship.
In fact, an insider prevented from both trading while in possession of nonpublic information and abstaining on such information would earn lower trading returns than a similarly situated public shareholder, all other things being equal.
The data show young people are abstaining from sex or using condoms as a result of the HEART spots on television and radio.
Aside from the evidence against naltrexone's effectiveness, it was stunning that sugar pills enabled severe alcoholics to reduce their drinking without abstaining completely, which alcoholism experts in the United States teach is impossible.
People are not testing for HIV, they are not abstaining, they are not using condoms, so should we be so surprised that our infections are rising?
Eight months later, Zakzanis has now begun asking the participants whether they are abstaining from ecstasy.
She was defensive not about diluting the text of the resolution and eliminating any explicit reference to Israel's culpability, not about abstaining when the U.
b) Approved by a vote of 594,292,296 shares for and 12,472,086 shares against, with 1,157,085 shares abstaining, a non-binding shareholder resolution to approve executive compensation.
London, April 20 ( ANI ): Scientists have revealed that a bottle of wine a day is not bad for the health and abstaining is worse than drinking.
twitter) recent interview that abstaining from sexual activity helps keep boxers strong for their next fight, much like a horse training for a race.