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The initiators of the idea believe that if the members of parliament do not have the option to abstain from voting, it will minimize their chances of hiding their opinions or misleading voters, as by abstaining they actually vote against a given motion.
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.
com/r/NoFap) NoFap , a Reddit community, which helps male members abstain from pornography, sex addiction and even masturbation, found it difficult to not give in to the temptation of looking at the nudes of their favourite celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kirsten Dunst and others.
We have also experienced unabated gender-based violence and in response the SWAPO Party Women's Council has called on women irrespective of marital status to abstain from sex for at least three months.
v vPolitics It's 6-4 with Ladbrokes that 181 or more Conservative MPs will either vote against David Cameron's plans to legalise gay marriage or abstain from it.
5 ( ANI ): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said the decision of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to abstain from voting on the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail in the Lok Sabha should not be seen as a conspiracy.
I WOULD like an explanation as to why MPs can abstain from voting on issues, yet still voice opinions.
People living near stores that sell tobacco may find it more difficult to quit smoking and continue to abstain from smoking than people living farther away, according to a February AJPH study.
Summary: BEIRUT: Lebanon's decision to abstain from voting on sanctions against Iran has triggered a wave of political bickering between rival camps in the Lebanese political arena.
Lebanon's decision to abstain from Wednesday's voting at the UN Security Council on a draft resolution to impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program was praised by Ali Hamadeh, a political analyst with Lebanon's AN-NAHAR newspaper "Lebanon cannot but abstain from voting at the Security Council on the sanctions resolution against Iran.
As a citizen of a country placed in the very Northern parts of the so-called civilized world, there are those who would eagerly point out the futility of having to abstain from the necessities of life.
Between 20% and 30% of the high street retailer's shareholders are understood to be planning to either vote against Sir Stuart's election as executive chairman or to abstain from the vote, according to Sunday newspaper reports.
Three-fourths of individuals who know that they have genital herpes either abstain from vaginal sex or always use condoms when they have symptoms, but only one-fifth do so when they are free of symptoms.