vote of confidence


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vote of confidence

Fig. a poll taken to discover whether or not a person, party, etc., still has the majority's support. The government easily won the vote of confidence called for by the opposition. The president of the club resigned when one of the members called for a vote of confidence in his leadership.
See also: confidence, of, vote
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President Rouhani has now up to three months to name a replacement for the ministerial nominees that failed to receive a vote of confidence from the Majlis.
On their side, political experts say the referendum is "dead," and the PM's survival in the vote of confidence a dubious.
Iran's constitution stipulates that if half of the 21-member cabinet is changed during its four-year term, a new vote of confidence is required.
But Mohammadzadeh said: "The government does not need a vote of confidence from the parliament.
The new minister replaces Ali Kordan who failed to receive vote of confidence from Majlis on November 4.
Majority of the lower house members approving the draft code of structure, jobs and authorities of the Independent Election Commission voted for requirement of vote of confidence for the commission members.
A new prime minister is required by the constitution to secure the backing of the lower house of parliament through a vote of confidence.
It's difficult to give a vote of confidence to anybody.
Coun Erica Bayliss, a leader of the campaign, said:"It's great to get such a vote of confidence.
Setting "SMART" goals and following the hierarchical developmental process will assist the seller in accomplishing his/her targets and ultimately gain the vote of confidence from the buyer through the proof of a purchase order.
Pakistan's military ruler won a vote of confidence from both houses of parliament and the country's four provincial assemblies yesterday in a carefully orchestrated process that allows him to finish his five-year term as president.
FORMER Foreign Secretary Robin Cook yesterday warned Prime Minister Tony Blair not to turn the controversial student fees issue into a personal vote of confidence.
The Mayor has given his vote of confidence to the Corporation through the responsibility of financing the initiatives set forth in his housing plan and has given me his confidence to guide the agency in fulfilling the goals.
IAIN Duncan Smith warned MPs today of the dangers of a fresh leadership contest as he submitted himself to a vote of confidence.
We are encouraged that these noteholders have committed to increase their investments in Neenah, and we see their actions as a strong vote of confidence in the company," said William Barrett, chief executive officer of Neenah.