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the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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The first resolution, titled Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, was submitted by Palestine and adopted by a vote of 44 in favor, 1 against (United States), and two abstentions (Cameroon and Guatemala).
In the West, an abstention is considered a decision not to participate in the vote, perhaps because the voter cannot make up his mind or because he arrived late and didn't hear all the debate or had a conflict of interest over the vote.
Article 19, which was passed after amendment by 116 deputies, with 42 oppositions and 16 abstentions states that:
Her nomination was backed by 21 VSS members, with one abstention.
Adopted by a majority of 178 votes, with 6 abstentions and 3 objections, Article 81 gives the President of the Republic the possibility to submit for referendum some draft laws.
L'article 33 s'articulant autour d'une amende specifique en cas de restitution automatique du credit de la taxe sur la valeur ajoutee sans motif precis a ete adopte avec 118 voix pour 3 objections et 4 abstentions.
That vote went overwhelmingly against Pyongyang: 119-19 with 48 abstentions.
So it's apt that it should begin "First they came for the Socialists", because this week the abstention of most members of the Labour Party against the Government's horrid Welfare Reform Bill - including the abstentions of three of the main leadership contenders - surely suggests that there are very few people in politics left to speak up for the cause of Socialism.
A total of 174 MPs voted unanimously to remove Iskrov from office, with no votes against and no abstentions, according to reports of the BGNES news agency.
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.
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.