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n
(Parliamentary Procedure) chiefly Brit a parliamentary division in which members are not constrained by a party whip
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The party clarified that it was not calling on supporters to cast a conscience vote, nor to abstain from voting.
It will be painful because there are "good" people who will be in the Duterte slate but I hope they understand ours will be a Conscience Vote.
But it's giving its members a conscience vote,' he added.
But by December of that year, he proposed for the federal government to hold a conscience vote on the issues, acknowledging that "the mood of the Australian people is changing."
The Greens have already decided to hold a conscience vote in the second round while United Democrats leader Praxoula Antoniadou-Kyriacou yesterday met with both candidates, Malas and Anastasiades, noting that the party's central council will convene today to decide what path to take on Sunday.
'It's a conscience vote for the LP (Liberal Party) in Congress,' the Quezon City congressman told the Inquirer in a text message.
The Greens' central committee decided last night on a conscience vote for Sunday while EVROKO leader Demetris Syllouris said his party's central council will decide tomorrow on a proposal by the executive office to support Anastasiades' candidacy.
We want it to be a conscience vote but the pressure from the leadership is strong,' he said.
said he would allow conscience vote and will not campaign for its passage.
'I hope the Speaker will allow a conscience vote on the death penalty.