abstention


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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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In the end, the scheme was refused by four votes to three, with three abstentions.
Macedonia's abstinence shows that the country will not seriously recognize the independence and sovereignty of Kosovo, and in this specific case, the abstention only fulfilled the wish of Serbia and its President Aleksandar Vucic, say from the Alliance for Albanians.
A section of casual worker of Biman Bangladesh Airlines went on work abstention and staged demonstrations at Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning demanding regularisation of their jobs, hampering the ground handling activities of the airport.
The federal district court, on May 5, 2015, decided to abstain from hearing the case, citing the so-called Pullman (4) abstention doctrine as its justification.
Citizen's political culture and electoral abstention in the border municipality of Tijuana
Parties and the government were looking at alternative dates for next year's presidential elections after concerns were raised that abstention would be high because the initial dates under consideration clashed with the carnival celebrations.
WASHINGTON, April 13 (KUNA) -- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Thursday called China and Kazakhstan's abstentions on a UN vote condemning the Syrian regime's reported use of chemical weapons "notable," adding this shows the US "is persuading the world that the use of weapons of mass destruction cannot go unanswered." China's abstention comes on the heels of President Xi's visit to the US, when he met with President Donald Trump in Florida.
The high tribunal voted 9-5 with one abstention to dismiss the petition filed by anti-Marcos groups and personalities to block President Duterte's order.
TO Barry Sheerman: It was with dismay recently that I learned of your abstention in the vote on the new Tory Welfare bill.
The poem is all about abstention: abstaining from standing up and being counted.
In the house of Bishops, two were against, 37 in favour and only one abstention was reported.
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.