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a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents

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In all, 46 candidates remained in the running for 16 board seats, with Finance Ministry Director General Christos Patsalides casting a block vote, representing the 18% stake of the "legacy Laiki" depositors.
They are furious about the PM's two per cent ceiling on public sector wage claims and his plans to strip them of block votes on Whitehall policy.
They also serve who do it with-out making big speeches and casting block votes.
Senate Democrats had used filibuster rules to block votes on Brown and Pryor.
Union block votes would then be split proportionally when the party chooses mayoral candidates in future.
Big union block votes won the day for Michael on 52.
Labour long ago decided they couldn't continue with union block votes dominating their rallies and setting party policy.
Under the proportional representation system, political groups and parties submit lists of their candidates before the election and will be given seats in accordance with their share of block votes.
I would say we need to be more a party of trade union members rather than of block votes by large trade unions.
He said: "The results of the Prestatyn North division have been checked confirming that unfortunately the block votes for one Labour candidate (Penlington) were inadvertently allocated to a Conservative candidate (Pennington).
That would mean five of the board's 15 members would have the power to block votes they don't like, giving more sway to the board's Democrats - there are four - and moderate Republicans.
The meeting was carved up by the ruling majority of Conservatives, who used their block votes to reject any moves suggested by the other political parties to inject some common sense into the so-called consultation exercise on whether the Bryneithin Home closes.
Shareholders' Association chairman Dave Copue said: "On just about everything we've voted for recently, the board have used their 19 million block votes to push through whatever they want.
Anyway, I thought union block votes were a thing of the past.