abstentionist


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abstentionist

(æbˈstɛnʃənɪst)
n
a person who practises or advocates abstention or abstentionism
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Mrs O'Neill also made clear Sinn Fein would not be reconsidering its Westminster abstentionist policy ahead of any snap poll.
On Monday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if Sinn Fein was not prepared to ditch its abstentionist policy it should resign its seven seats to allow other MPs to represent its constituents in the Commons vote.
Ireland's deputy premier Simon Coveney has urged them to vote but Sinn Fein MPs have not taken their seats at Westminster for more than a century in an abstentionist policy.
"He knows Sinn Fein has an abstentionist policy, he knows full well the British parliamentarians have to arrive at their decision, he knows Sinn Fein can't ride in on its white charger and make all of this go away.
When you take the non-voting Speaker and the abstentionist Sinn Fein MPs out of the mix, May needs 320 for a majority.
(2) In the third section, a logistic regression model is used with data from the aforementioned survey to estimate the sociodemographic elements associated with the probability that a person is an abstentionist. The fourth section presents the conclusions and some final reflections.
"People knew that we were abstentionist MPs, they have elected us to represent them but not to take our seats."
With Sinn Fein insisting its century-old Westminster abstentionist policy will remain, the DUP claims it is best placed to exert influence in any hung parliament.
By distancing himself from La ronda's abstentionist attitude towards politics, Soffici rewrites the agenda for the modernist intellectual in the post-war years, by reworking the legacy of the avant-garde experience and rethinking the relationship between art and politics.
This is where candidates run for election on the understanding that if they win they will not take up their seats, and will remain "abstentionist." This protest vote tactic was used with some success by Irish republicans, notably in the 1980s when their candidates stood for parliament either in the name of a party or as proxies for a party.
As a sign of the differences in the BC movement, the executive of the SPC protested the abstentionist policy of the provincial CCF in such important working-class struggles.
Thus, many authors have reached a disturbing conclusion in the context of abstentionist models: No rational voter votes in elections with a very large number of voters, as the expected benefit is strictly lower than the cost involved in going out to vote.