protest vote

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protest vote

nProteststimme f
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Alan Golding, from Tylorstown, Rhondda, is involved in the campaign to include a "blank vote" option on ballot papers.
A less-than-enthusiastic electorate returned the PRI to a dominant political position, with absentionism and participation in the "blank vote" campaign reportedly high.
"You have to vote, even vote against us, even with a blank vote, but vote," Bouteflika told his first election rally at Batna in the Aures, 435 kilometres (270 miles) southeast of the capital, local media reported.
In the Sunni Muslim Mazraa area on the other side of town, Mohammad Traboulsi, a 22-year-old student who had also participated in the mass protests, said he might cast a blank vote. This is the heartland of Hariri's movement but Traboulsi pointed to the empty polling stations.
And the main beneficiary could be the candidate Peruvians are calling "Doctor No," the blank vote that rejects both candidates.
In one unorthodox development during the session, first-time MP Paula Yacoubian disputed officials' reading of her vote, after her ballot -- on which she had written the name of Labaki, the film director who won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend -- was announced as a blank vote.
Therefore, they reluctantly decide to cast a blank vote or not go to the polling station.
Two MPs cast a blank vote and two votes were invalid in the first round.
"I am hearing more support for the blank vote than for abstention," Crespo told reporters.
"But with a higher participation, the elections do reflect the public opinion," he said, adding that a blank vote can be cast if there is no candidate reflective of the voter's position.
"We, for our part, practiced our right to cast a blank vote, which also complies with the democracy of the polls," Arslan said in a statement.
The Solidarity Movement asked its backers not to abstain and to "definitely exercise their right to vote by not voting for ny of the two candidates", in effect, calling on them to cast a blank vote.