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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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Even knowing that, by abstaining we are not consistent with our established two-State position on the Palestine issue," the highly-respected diplomat said in a text message.
The threat appeared to have some impact, with more countries abstaining and rejecting the resolution than usually associated with Palestinian-related resolutions.
'The situation on the ground is, by voting no or by abstaining, our humanitarian people can come in,' Cayetano told ANC television, adding that Manila had to consider the safety of aid workers.
PNN/ Mexico/ Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari Casso has contacted Israel's ambassador to Mexico, Yoni Peled, and told him that Mexico decided to change its voting strategy in all the upcoming voting procedures related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflictA and will turn from voting to the Palestine to abstaining from doing so, or by voting to ...
The Latvian parliament's Presidium has decided to send to the committee on mandates, ethics and submissions for review the public legislative initiative signed by over 11,000 Latvian citizens to prohibit lawmakers from abstaining in parliamentary votes.
Once Catholics were the paradigmatic "reducetarians." Abstaining from meat on Fridays was once a distinctive marker of what it meant to be Catholic.
Perhaps they should change their next election slogan to "Abstaining for Wales".
Currently, the community boasts of 119513 "Fapstronauts" who share various tips, methods and other means of abstaining from sex in various forms.
In true Namibian style, social networks were abuzz as people took to social networking sites to air their comments and views on whether abstaining from sex will solve the problem at hand.
Some fifteen countries backed the move after Bulgaria and Germany switched from abstaining in the last vote to join the ban's supporters.
Ambassador Aryasinha said the Government of Sri Lanka was deeply grateful to the countries that stood by Sri Lanka this year - by voting against, abstaining and absenting themselves, and also helping in lobbying for support, thereby resisting this resolution, which was both deeply intrusive, as well as precedent setting.