abstention


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the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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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 House of Clergy, 162 votes were in favour and 25 against while there were four abstentions.
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.
While Hariri and his allies in the March 14 coalition have defended the abstention decision, arguing that it served Lebanon's interests, Hizbullah, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and their allies have criticized it.
Mirza Hussain Abullahi, Minister of Public Welfare, 179 nays, 33 in favor, two invalid and 17 abstention votes were cast for him.
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.
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 23-3 with one abstention that the treatment's benefits outweigh its risks for asthma patients ages 12 to 17, and 13-11 with three abstentions for children ages 4 to 11.
3) This balance between state and federal courts is often referred to as federalism or comity, and the cases involving federal court abstention embody complex considerations designed to avoid friction between federal and state courts.
The earlier motion, which had passed by a vote of 25-5 (with one abstention and one member absent) and remains in place, reads, "CUSA .
federal courts have also developed a complex doctrine of abstention.
This, in our experience, allows for subconscious abstention on behalf of the employees--essentially, no checks or balances," he says.
Abstention from FQ use by poultry producers did not increase the likelihood of Campylobacter contamination.
Of those, 226 had an abstention rate that was enough to make a difference.