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the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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An A320-214 will be acquired by virtue of the second draft law; 108 MPs voted in favour of the bill with 7 abstentions.
Radev, a nominee of center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) and right-wing formation the Reformist Bloc, was backed by 130 MPs, with 16 votes against and 34 abstentions.
It also adopted a text on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, adopted by a vote of 43 in favour, 1 against and 3 abstentions.
A draft resolution on achieving a nuclear weaponfree world and accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments was adopted in the UN General Assembly session on Tuesday by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 7 against with 5 abstentions including by Bhutan and China.
The voting results were: 148 in favor to 6 against, with 8 abstentions.
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The aid to Castilla y LeEn was approved by 618 votes to 71, with 11 abstentions, and the aid to AragEn by 597 votes to 74, with 26 abstentions.
Article 34, reestablishing nationwide jurisdiction of national police, was approved by 118 voters with 10 abstentions.
e legislation received the necessary two thirds majority in all three Houses of the General Synod with 37 bishops voting in favour with two against and one abstention, 162 clergy in favour, 25 against and four abstentions.
In the crucial lay votes there were 152 votes in favour, 45 against and five abstentions.
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.
In the House of Clergy, 162 votes were in favour and 25 against while there were four abstentions.
Although some polls have predicted the abstention rate will fall between 35 and 40 per cent, other pollsters, while emphasising how difficult abstentions are to predict, suggest it could reach as high as 53 per cent.
According to dpa, there were 379 votes in favour, 212 against and 2 abstentions.
Ali-Asghar Fani was approved as minister of education, which handles K-12 education, on a vote of 185-53 with 24 abstentions.