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VOTE. Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote.
     2. Votes are either given, by ballot, v.) or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. (q.v.)
     3. A majority (q.v.) of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. Vide Angell on Corpor. Index, h.t.
     4. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"MP Sabah al-Saadi called for a vote of no confidence on the minister rathern than the minister being summoned to Parliament, and this broke the legal rules," MP Ali al-Adeeb from the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA) told Aswat al-Iraq.
The divisions in amateur boxing show no signs of healing, with confusion surrounding the Eastern District's vote of no confidence in SABA President Frank Hendry on Sunday.
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PTI district council members presented the vote of no confidence a month ago while the opposition parties in the district council including PML-N, ANP, and JI supported the no confidence motion and made it successful with a huge difference.
The Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens tabled their own amendment to Mr Corbyn's "gimmick" motion to instead bring a vote of no confidence in the UK Government.
He vowed to unite in next meeting of the council and once again make vote of no confidence a success.