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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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But block vote cheerleaders say the primary elections were a shaky test run for a much larger mission: shedding teachers' reputation for being politically apathetic or uninvolved and building their political clout in Texas over the next several election cycles.
Despite most opposition members voting against the higher-tier pay scale it was passed by the predictable block vote of the Independent Group supported unanimously by the Tory group.
Ordinary members have the right to vote their own way - there is no more block vote, we have democracy in the Labour party, so please let the members make their own minds up.
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There are fears a block vote from Eastern Europe could win the day for Belarus while the scale of the 15,000-seater Minsk Arena could trump the 5000 seats at the Emirates Arena which lacks money-spinning executive boxes.
This comes after the Likud block agreed with the president of Yisrael Beiteinu to support Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beiteinu) in his election campaign to become a member of the Committee which runs the selection process of judges, as opposed to a Yisrael Beitenu block vote (6 Knesset members) in secret elections on the nomination of a member of the Likud bloc, Nurit Corinne, the same committee.
Ed Miliband was elected by the union's block vote but was still not left wing enough for the Scots, but if Labour wants to win England they need to move towards the centre, as did New Labour under Tony Blair.
Roman Catholics account for around six percent of Sri Lanka's 20 million populations and their block vote is seen as crucial to secure the presidency in the January 8 vote.
ED Miliband yesterday moved to weaken the unions' hold on Labour by revealing he may scrap their block vote in leadership elections.
We want to have a link with not just trade unions but with millions of trade unionists and finding out how they think rather than through the prism of the block vote.
In all, 46 candidates remained in the running for 16 board seats, with Finance Ministry Director General Christos Patsalides casting a block vote, representing the 18% stake of the "legacy Laiki" depositors.
PTGWO spokesperson Hernan Nicdao said the group would go for a block vote and could potentially produce 100,000 votes for each of the eight candidates.