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refrain from

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Our party in charge M P Ashok Siddharth told me to abstain from voting, keep neutral and don't support any party.
In the petition, he had explained that the chosen representatives of the people could not abstain from casting their votes, and urged the court to declare that Imran Khan had been elected as prime minister unconstitutionally.
Islam permits a Muslim to abstain from fasting when certain conditions are present to alleviate their hardships.
While chief whip Julie James said the Government would abstain from a vote about whether the debate should be heard, 27 AMs agreed there should be a debate.
The current Rules of Procedure allow members of the parliament to not only vote "for" or "against", but also to abstain from voting.
Lahore High Court Bar President Chudhary Zulifqar Ali said that the bar decided to abstain from the boycott in view of the problems faced by the litigants.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riyabkov was quoted by Interfax news agency as calling on the United States and its allies to show restraint and abstain from proliferation of more weapons and forces on the Korean peninsula.
According to the results of the UST Central Commission on Elections (UST Comelec)'s official proclamation last April 22, Thomasians opted to abstain from the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, and auditor.
Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.
The PP won the most votes in a June 26 election, the second in six months, but fell short of a majority, leaving acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with the task of convincing other parties to join it or at least abstain from blocking it in forming a government.
What many don't know is that the bishops encouraged the Catholic community to "continue to abstain from meat by free choice as formerly we did in obedience to Church law."
Some 48 Labour MPs defied orders to abstain from the party whips and opposed the Bill, which includes plans to limit child tax credit to two children.
Geethanjana Gunawardene, C Gajadheera, YG Padmasiri and Weerakunara Dissanayake also abstain from voting.
AFTER the Shiva Sena softening its stand against the Bharatiya Janata party ( BJP), the Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) on Monday reiterated its support for the saffron party and said the NCP would abstain from voting in the Legislative Assembly if the BJP decided to form a minority government in the state.
Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Hanan Obaid, Tobacco-Free Dubai Project Leader and Acting Director of the Health Affairs Department, Primary Healthcare Services Sector at the DHA, said the environment during Ramadan is conducive to test willpower to abstain from tobacco products for considerable lengths of time.