nonconfidence

nonconfidence

(ˌnɒnˈkɒnfɪdəns)
n
(Parliamentary Procedure) parliament a motion of parliament expressing a lack of confidence in the government
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These measures were a clear attempt to circumvent the will of the majority of Venezuelan voters who had delivered a massive vote of nonconfidence in the regime.
On the same day, 10 MPs called for a nonconfidence motion, which led to the government resignation on March 4th.
The outcome of the review: five Ministers and the Premier received a majority vote of confidence, and one Minister received a majority vote of nonconfidence. When the third session convened on October 17, there was a notice of motion to revoke the appointment of Minister Louis Sebert.
(If this were a parliamentary democracy, Obama would lose a vote of nonconfidence and be out of office.) Its point was to give the appearance of firmness and purpose, i.e., leadership.
"He's obviously facing a lot of pressure, including the threat of a nonconfidence motion in the future and there's probably personal considerations..."
In its 1985 report, it noted that a constitutional amendment would probably be necessary to extinguish the power of the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and it argued that Parliament's ability to vote nonconfidence was key to government accountability.
It is expected that a vote of nonconfidence will eventually be called which, if passed by enough chiefs, would see Chief Lonechild booted out of his position.
Having lost the support of all opposition parties, Prime Minister Stephen Harper delayed a nonconfidence vote by asking Governor General Michaelle Jean to prorogue parliament.
Since g/h is the probability of win per dollar of potential loss, we define (8) as the coefficient of nonconfidence of this individual and
The only government-threatening motion should be a specific nonconfidence motion.
Basing her argument on Hirschman's theory of voice and exit, she claimed that legislators who are most likely to exit the party exerted voice first by voting for the nonconfidence motion against the Miyazawa cabinet.