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block vote

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) Brit (at a conference, esp of trade unionists) the system whereby each delegate's vote has a value in proportion to the number of people he or she represents. Compare OMOV
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Noun1.block vote - a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate representsblock vote - a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
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block vote

n (Brit) → voto per delega
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International poll monitors say there are fears the government may use the military to block votes for the opposition, although the authorities deny this.
Block votes will decide whether the troubled food-to-funerals group takes a crucial next step towards a radical shake-up seen as vital to securing its future.
Our former leader John Smith staked his leadership on changing the way we elected our party leader, moving from trade union block votes to the one member, one vote system.
Labour long ago decided they couldn't continue with union block votes dominating their rallies and setting party policy.
Several lawyers representing corporate and foreign shareholders arising from the bail-in of deposits also cast block votes, including just over 8% in proxies collected by Christodoulos Vassiliades, believed to be representing major Russian clients.
US Vice President Joe Biden warned yesterday the world would be mystified if Republicans followed through on a "mind boggling" threat to block votes on new gun laws after the Newtown massacre.
Others were also pulled because the rules set up around the budget bill made them susceptible to a parliamentary tactic called a point of order that would block votes on them.
Under the existing proportional representation system, political groups and parties submit lists of their candidates before the election and are given seats in accordance with their share of block votes.
Denbighshire Council blamed human error after block votes cast for Paul Penlington were counted in Allan Pennington's total.
I would say we need to be more a party of trade union members rather than of block votes by large trade unions.
While GOP senators have used secret holds to block votes on dozens of Obama administration nominees, they should keep in mind that Democrats will be able to wield the same obstructionist club when a Republican again occupies the White House or the GOP controls the Senate.
I attended several scrutiny meetings along with many colleagues and carers and can only described the meetings as a carve-up in the way the ruling majority of Conservatives used their block votes to reject any moves suggested by the other political parties and carers to inject some common sense into the "so-called" consultation exercise on whether the Bryneithin Home closes.