On July 11, 2016 Mr Smith abstained
in votes on devolving powers over the police and control of water to Wales.
The clear evidence of Monday night is that the SNP are leading that opposition, while Labour sat on their hands and abstained
, which was unforgivable.
Israel has been in touch with the leaders of the five countries that abstained
since last July, when India had voted against Israel in the UNHRC.
However, several opposition MPs such as Wimal Weerawansa, DEW Gunadekara, Dinesh Gunawardene, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Tissa Vitarana and Sriyani Wijewickrama abstained
during the second reading vote.
Five countries that abstained
last year voted for the resolution this year: Bahrain, which is furious at Iran for what the Bahraini regime considers to be Iranian encouragement of the Shia-based uprising on the island; Serbia, which has a very confused voting record (nay in 2008, absent in 2010, abstaining in 2011, and voting aye this year); plus three countries in the Americas (Guatemala, Paraguay and Saint Kitts) that were probably leaned on by Washington.
from voting, because some of the people in the Albanian parliamentary delegation voted "in favor" and others voted against.
The United States let it pass but abstained
from voting in opposition to the text.
Nine countries voted for the US-drafted resolution, five - including veto-holding Russia and China - opposed it and one abstained
in the 15-nation council.
Peter Allen (Liverpool Council, Liberal Democrat) Abstained
South Korea abstained
from the voting, while China, North Korea and Russia voted against it.
Clr Robert Light has been criticised after his Conservative group abstained
from a vote calling for pounds 500,000 to help ex-service people with mental health problems.
Christians have fasted (gone without food) and abstained
(gone without certain foods, especially meat) since the beginning.
On December 7, 2006, Gravel abstained
from voting on the motion to re-open the same-sex 'marriage' debate.
Whereas only one-fifth (21%) of participants abstained
from or always used condoms during vaginal sex when they were free of symptoms, three-fourths (74%) did so when they had symptoms.