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1. Confirmed by a show of verbal support, rather than by a formal ballot. A: "Was that new regulation passed by ballot?" B: "No, the committee was very vocal in their support for it, so I'm pretty sure it passed by acclamation."
2. Without opposition. The phrase typically applies to elections. Primarily heard in Canada. A: "He won the election by acclamation!" B: "Well, of course he did—he was running opposed!"
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The Council likewise elected Ecuador, by acclamation, to the Commission on Science and Technology for Development for a term beginning on the date of election and expiring on 31 December 2022.
Furthermore, MPs Michel Moussa, Samir Jisr and Hagob Pakradounian were elected by acclamation as the Parliament Bureau's commissioners.
HYDERABAD: Roshan Sunder Chandio, noted lawyer, human rights activist and poet continues to get acclamation on his new book of Urdu poetry Lahoo Ki Khushboo as various social activist and literary groups continue organizing evenings with him.
Local elections were held over two periods; the first in May 13 with 145 local councils participating in elections while 181 won by acclamation, and the second or complementary elections held on July 29 for those councils that could not for one reason or another hold them on May 13 and this included 14 councils that had elections and 18 won by acclamation.
At the same time, David Chi, regional vice president and Apache Egypt general manager, won by acclamation the deputy chairmanship of AmCham from the US side.
Another scenario, Estrada said, is that the chamber would just decide to pick the next minority leader by "acclamation."
NEW MEXICO SENATOR MARY KAY PAPEN (D) BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN Senate president pro tem in 73 years when she was elected to the post by acclamation. Papen was the coalition candidate in a chamber dominated by Democrats, 25-17.
In by acclamation as Third Vice Chief was Edward (Dutch) Lerat.
Holy Roman Emperor was the only other stallion to surpass 30 individual two-year-old winners, on 34, while Rathbarry Stud's Acclamation confirmed himself a fine source of precocious talent with 28.
Danuta Buczynski was elected to a second three-year term of office, effective July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015, by acclamation.
It is worth mentioning that the membership elections for a number of countries, including the Sultanate, to join the ACAC Executive Board were conducted by acclamation. The Sultanate was also elected by acclamation for the membership of the ACAC Air Safety Committee and the Environment Committee.
A fleeting thought, a whisper, quiet words, then growing into acclamation, song and celebration: He is risen!"
The International Coffee Council met in London at the headquarters of the International Coffee Organization and decided by acclamation to appoint Roberio Oliveira Silva as executive director of the International Coffee Organization for a five-year term.
Makram Qaisi was selected for the position by acclamation after his nomination by the Group of 77 and China, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Anni Podimata (S&D, Greece) and Giles Chichester (ECR, UK) were elected by acclamation as vice-presidents of the European Parliament, on 5 July, to replace Stavros Lambrinidis (ex-S&D) and Silvana Koch-Mehrin (ALDE, Germany).