abstentionism


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abstentionism

(æbˈstɛnʃənɪzəm)
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the policy of withholding one's vote or refusing to participate in some other aspect of the political process
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Initially alleging fraud at the election, the opposition later acknowledged abstentionism in its ranks played a big part in the defeat, which cast into question its ability to beat the ruling Socialist Party at next year's presidential vote.
Hiding behind political rhetoric and taking refuge in extending its abstentionism is not what is needed.
The results of the Westminster election have now strengthened calls within unionism for 'one unionist party'--viz, the DUP For its part, Sinn Fein, in wiping out the SDLP at Westminster, has helped create a situation in which, for the first time since 1966, Irish nationalists will have no representation in the House of Commons, given the SF policy of abstentionism.
The level of abstentionism bears watching, however, since this is a state where independents made a strong stand in the 2015 congressional elections.
He provides an interview and background on deputy leader Mary-Lou MacDonald, then describes how Sinn Fein dropped the policy of abstentionism, the role of the North's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein's economic policy, Good Friday and its aftermath, perspectives from inside and outside the party, the controversy over sex abuse in the IRA, and whether Sinn Fein could end up in government on both sides of the border.
Kahn-Freund's theory postulates that the law's role in collective bargaining is one of abstentionism or laissez-faire, leaving employers and employees to determine the equilibrium of their relationship through a system of voluntary collective bargaining.
The strike in the collieries was part of a larger wave of workplace action against the abstentionism of union leaderships and part of a longer trajectory of militant action.
From abstentionism to enthusiasm: Sinn Fein, nationalist electors and support for devolved power- sharing in Northern Ireland.
In the case of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) leadership, it has been demonstrated how these influential forces actually doused the embattled students, whose actions put Quebec protests in the international limelight for months, with a cold shower of abstentionism and worse.
In France, the European election will follow two rounds of local elections (23 and 30 March), raising concerns not only that there will be high abstentionism on 25 May but also that parties will delay in drawing up their lists.
In his repeated efforts to reduce the country's chronic abstentionism (on Nov.