abstention


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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.
Your failure to oppose the bill itself with merely an abstention on your part does not indicate any clear and unequivocal opposition to this bill - as it should - regardless of the previous proposed Labour amendments.
members of parliament earlier rebuked Wali's abstention to support the motion,
In the crucial lay votes there were 152 votes in favour, 45 against and five abstentions.
In the House of Clergy, 162 votes were in favour and 25 against while there were four abstentions.
Sardar Qadir, Sulaimaniya university, told Aswat al-Iraq that the abstention vote reflects the state of division in Iraqi internal front.
We do not want to create a new crisis and our abstention from issuing the new prices aimed at speeding up the process because we have already suggested price cuts during previous cabinet sessions but we did not reach any positive results," he said.
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.
Mirza Hussain Abullahi, Minister of Public Welfare, 179 nays, 33 in favor, two invalid and 17 abstention votes were cast for him.
The panel voted 17-0, with 1 abstention, that the drug was effective in treating bipolar mania in children and adolescents aged 10-17 years, and voted 13-0, with 5 abstentions, that it was safe in this group.
The panel also voted 17- 0, with 1 abstention, that quetiapine was effective in treating bipolar mania in children and adolescents aged 10-17 years, and voted 13-0, with 5 abstentions, that it was safe in this group.