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Synonyms for defection

Synonyms for defection

an instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause

Synonyms for defection

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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I am sure those very close to me are aware of the circumstances I found myself which led to my defection to PDP.
He took the decision on a complaint by AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj earlier seeking Mishra's disqualification on grounds of defection.
The law on defection is clear and leaves no room for ambiguity.
Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula says the party is unmoved following the defection of his deputy Boni Khalwale.Mr Wetang'ula termed Dr Khalwale's recent defection to Jubilee as a leap into the unknown, adding that the former Kakamega senator is likely to suffer a political blow.
THE presidential ambition of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar has suffered a setback in the North-East region as a stalwart of the party in the region who was a staunch supporter of former Vice-President, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo has announced his defection from the party and pitched tent with the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
It further said that the SDF has put forces on alert after the commander's defection.
The nation's human rights watchdog said Sunday it plans to investigate whether the 2016 mass defection of North Korean restaurant workers was orchestrated by the Park Geun-hye administration amid allegations some of them were brought here against their will or without their knowledge.
Similarly, a total of 37 members of the House of Representatives announced their official defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC, While 33 moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 4 moved to another party.
The defection by the PML-N lawmakers was also evident by the large number of samosas and pakoras left untouched at the official party iftaris during the first six rozas.
The defection was the 14th involving a North Korean soldier since 2000.
North Korean authorities encourage people to report suspicious activities of their neighbors - including defection plans.
After the defection, the North's border guards approached the military demarcation line apparently in search of the defector, a JCS official told reporters.
South Korean guards fired up to 20 warning shots at North Korean troops searching for a soldier who had defected on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said, after officials in the South confirmed the latest defection across the heavily militarised border.
The defection, subsequent medical treatment and slow recovery of the soldier have riveted South Korea, but it will be an embarrassment for the North, which claims all defections are the result of Seoul kidnapping or enticing North Koreans to defect.
June 3, 2017 (JUBA) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement - In Opposition 'SPLM-IO Saturday has confirmed the defection to the current First Vice President Taban Deng Gai of two security officers tasked with the protection of the former South Sudanese First Vice President Riek Machar.