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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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It followed the reaction from parties and others who expressed concern over the possibility of high abstention on February 18 and 25since the dates coincided with the carnival.
Il s'agit de la plus forte abstention pour un second tour depuis l'election presidentielle de 1969.
TO Barry Sheerman: It was with dismay recently that I learned of your abstention in the vote on the new Tory Welfare bill.
So it's apt that it should begin "First they came for the Socialists", because this week the abstention of most members of the Labour Party against the Government's horrid Welfare Reform Bill - including the abstentions of three of the main leadership contenders - surely suggests that there are very few people in politics left to speak up for the cause of Socialism.
Minister Aminu Wali to question the abstention to vote in favor of ending the
e legislation received the necessary two thirds majority in all three Houses of the General Synod with 37 bishops voting in favour with two against and one abstention, 162 clergy in favour, 25 against and four abstentions.
Bishops supported the proposal by 37 to two with one abstention, the clergy voted 162 clergy to 25 against with four abstentions and lay members backed it by 152 to 45 with five abstentions.
In the house of Bishops, two were against, 37 in favour and only one abstention was reported.
Attakattol a vote presqu'en bloc pour la confiance , avec 10 deputes pour et une seule abstention .
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Islamic Party criticized today the governmental abstention on Arab League resolution to suspend Syrian membership in the League, expressing astonishment on Iraqi dual policy.
Summary: BEIRUT: Caretaker Energy and Water Minister Jibran Bassil said Thursday his abstention from issuing the weekly gasoline price updates aimed at putting more pressure on the Finance Ministry to cut the price of gasoline.
Fourteen ministers from the March 14 coalition, including Hariri, voted Wednesday for abstention, while another 14 ministers from Hizbullah and its allies, backed by Suleiman's ministers, voted for rejecting the sanctions resolution.