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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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Tensions flared following the GPC announcement that it would withhold its vote of confidence.
Abbas Akhoundi won the vote of confidence with 159 votes in favor, 107 votes against and 18 abstentions, and was chosen the minister of roads and urban development.
Thorntree councillor and planning committee member Peter Purvis said: "It is a vote of confidence in Thorntree and Middlesbrough and will be welcomed by the community in Thorntree."
"The people have reacted positively to our progress and gave us a big vote of confidence."
Despite the parliamentary vote of confidence, the powerful opposition Islamists and youth groups are planning demonstrations after midday prayers on Friday in Amman and other cities to demand reforms.
The PM called on his fellow PASOK party members to back him in the vote of confidence in order to have a united and strong party in negotiations with the opposition.
Following the debate on government's program, the parliament will hold a vote of confidence on Wednesday.
Summary: A vote of confidence is to be held in the Greek Prime Minister, as he tries to avert the euro zone's first sovereign debt default.
ATHENS: Greece's prime minister, struggling to ensure Parliamentary approval for a crucial austerity bill, said last night he would reshuffle his Cabinet and seek a vote of confidence for his new government this week, after talks with opposition parties failed.
The Greek parliament is likely to hold a vote of confidence in the new government being formed by Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday night, a parliamentary aide said on Thursday.
CYMDEITHAS yr Iaith urged members of Gwynedd Council's Board to take notice of local people's views and give closure-threatened Ysgol Y Parc a vote of confidence.
Lawmakers had set a Wednesday deadline for Karzai to send his remaining 11 cabinet ministers for a vote of confidence, but the deadline passed unnoticed.
Cornelius said: "The substantial increase in membership is the best vote of confidence that Nass could receive from stable staff.
A break in the meeting was called around half an hour later and a vote of confidence was expected to be called on the resumption, though it didn't come to pass.
Good news on the business front has been sparse, so the announcement of a huge vote of confidence in the region is most welcome.