Honduras and Yemen–both members of UN at the time–failed to vote or abstain .
All the colleagues I have mentioned so far either abstained or voted against the Second Reading of the Maastricht Bill.
His arithmetic was supported by a BBC poll which calculated 36 Tory MPs would either abstain or vote against the Prime Minister.
Green Party leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit said most of his 45-member grouping would vote for all 10 candidates, but some would abstain or vote against because they believe the current EU is not yet ready.
These included allegations that he promised a subsequent vote on a bill that would allow slot machines at the state’s four racetracks and the pre-vote promotions of six lawmakers who had been thought to support the bill, but either abstained or voted against the bill.
The Speaker does not participate in debates, but can abstain or vote for or against a motion if he or she is entitled to do so by virtue of being an MP.
Although a treaty was signed with the local tribes in 1851, defining a proposed reservation and two hundred head of cattle per year, the US Senate failed to ratify the treaty, with every member either abstaining or voting no.
Brezhnev was aware of the dire situation he was in, and if he had abstained or voted against Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia he may have been faced with growing turmoil – domestically and in the Eastern Bloc.
Muslim and colon deputies alike abstained or voted against the statute but for diametrically opposed reasons: the Muslims because it fell short of their expectations and the colons because it went too far.
Mr Cable’s intervention comes ahead of the annual investor meeting of Barclays on Thursday where at least a third of the bank’s investors are expected to abstain or vote against its director remuneration report.