9 examples of Abstentions in a sentence
And please spare me mention of the
in the Security Council by Russia and China, which constituted a waiver of their veto and thus a de facto endorsement, clearing the way for intervention.
On December 23, the General Assembly ratified the decision, with 113 countries in favor, 35 opposed, and 13
The declaration passed with 84 votes in favor, 34 against, and 37
There are those who argue that these are sensitive and complicated issues beyond most voters’ understanding, and that more democracy would result in either populism or embarrassingly widespread
The Indian journalist Indrani Bagchi referred to the
as a new form of non-alignment.
Yet the Universal Declaration marked a giant step forward, as the world’s governments – with
from the Soviet bloc states, Saudi Arabia, and apartheid South Africa, but with no votes in opposition – agreed that rights should take precedence over state power.
The resolution – which passed 13-0, with two
– fails to guarantee rape survivors access to critical health-care interventions such as emergency contraception, HIV prevention, and safe termination of pregnancy.
Following an extremely close parliamentary vote – with 167 yeas, 165 nays, and 18
– the coalition will face fierce opposition from the right-wing People’s Party (PP) and a now-diminished Ciudadanos, as well as Vox, a rising far-right party.
Migration Myths vs. Economic FactsWASHINGTON, DC – On December 19, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes in favor, five votes against, and 12