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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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The last - Human Rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan - was submitted by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), got 33 votes in favor, 1 against (US), and 13 abstentions (Cameroon, EU, Guatemala, Moldova, Norway and Switzerland).
In the West, an abstention doesn't count as a vote, simply as an acknowledgement of presence at the vote, and mere presence in the chamber doesn't count either.
The vote to seek an investigation was 12-0, with four abstentions.
Amended Article 6, which was approved by 113 deputies, with 35 objections and 18 abstentions, provides for adding a paragraph that entrenches "the administrative and financial autonomy of the National Constituent Assembly.
The decision was backed by 18 VSS members, with three abstentions.
The vote on lifting immunity of MP Al-Barak came out with 49 out of 60 votes in agreement while nine MPs refused, with two abstentions.
The plenary adopted, on 25 November in Strasbourg, the second report by Soren Bo Sondergaard (GUE-NGL, Denmark) by 587 to 51, with 11 abstentions.
By a vote of 44-34 with two abstentions - and amid cries of ``coup
Article 80 was adopted with a majority of 168 votes, with 14 abstentions and 3 objections.
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.
Cet article a ete adopte avec 120 voix pour, 5 contre et 7 abstentions.
The vote last December on the annual human rights resolution was 83-35 with 68 abstentions, a record number of abstentions.