block vote

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

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In the spirit of the block vote, he encouraged teachers to give their vote to Democratic candidate Mike Collier in the general election.
Several lawyers representing corporate and foreign shareholders arising from the bail-in of deposits also cast block votes, including just over 8% in proxies collected by Christodoulos Vassiliades, believed to be representing major Russian clients.
Ryan Giggs won last year with a block vote from Wales and the Scot could benefit from strong home support.
Referring to the legal situation of Punjab Government, he said that if 30 members of forward block vote in favour of Shahbaz Sharif, than PML-Q had a legal right to challenge their eligibility through a petition; however nothing can stop them from exercising their right of vote anyway.
On top of the block vote, this move sparked angry reactions from some, among them John Bowis (EPP-ED, UK), who found it "unacceptable," adding that "my democratic activity as a politician was obstructed".
It is widely suggested that extended family and kinship networks, frequently with their origins in settlement patterns in Pakistan and Bangladesh, are mobilised to secure the support of up to several hundred electors, effectively constituting a block vote.
And for two, it is no longer a contest but a political arena where countries with a grievance get the chance to kick any country they don't like in the gulags and block vote for their neighbours.
Last night Labour officials had to accept a conference debate on the issue by a block vote of 2.
In this instance, Hamas may well reject the offer; but what would be the future prospects of the government, with Hamas commanding a large block vote in the Palestinian Assembly, with a mandate from the Palestinian people, as well as a preserved military command structure, and the power to impose its own will on the government, or reject its policies?
MSP Fox is favourite to be named leader today because of support from the influential block vote of hard-liners on the left of the party.
Insiders on the BAFTA film committee report a heavy American block vote that skewed the long list of contenders, published Jan.
No longer will ``manana'' or empty promises ensure a block vote from La Raza.
Jersey-based millionaire Graham Waldron, whose block vote of 10,230 shares swung July's vote in Hale's favour, is set for a pre-AGM meeting with the Albion chairman.
Despite an Asian block vote against the resolution, it was passed with 32 countries voting in favor of the inquiry, 12 against and six abstentions.
The Norwegians might have added to a block vote from the civilised northern countries to turn Europe into a decent place to live in.