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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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The Lebanese Forces are expected to give a vote of confidence in the government along with a statement registering opposition to an article dealing with the means of resisting the Israeli occupation, an indirect reference to Hezbollah's weapons.
Over the past week, the Awami National Party (ANP), JUI-F and disgruntled lawmakers from the PTI have written to the K-P Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, requesting him to ask K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to seek a vote of confidence from the assembly.
Making their position known during a courtesy call on the lawmaker in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the women, led by Mrs Funke Ajayi said the commitment to the welfare and human capital development of the constituency on the lawmaker's part informed their passing of a vote of confidence.
The second amendment was in the Section 84, Sub-Section 2, which says that in case of a Nazim or Naib Nazim, District Government or Tehsil or Town Nazim or Naib Nazim fails to approve first budget of a District Council or the Tehsil or Town Council, as the case may be, not less than twenty percent of the members of the concerned council shall place requisition before the council asking the concerned Nazim or Naib Nazim to seek fresh vote of confidence from the council concerned, and if, he fails to get the vote of confidence, then the Nazim or Naib Nazim shall cease to hold office.
After this, three more days will be spent discussing the government's program and then a vote of confidence will be held.
But on the vote of confidence, Fani's opponents were only able to draw 12 more votes.
He added: "It is a vote of confidence in our banking system, which, now fully independent of Greek banking institutions, can move forward."
What a vote of confidence when that award-winning company decides Cardiff suits its thousands of staff so well, it should stay in Cardiff.
I know I join many other residents in our city when I say, without hesitation, The Worcester Police Department has my vote of confidence.
The Yemeni government requires an absolute majority of 151 votes to pass the vote of confidence, according to Akram Noman, an attorney and legal expert.
Let's hope they keep his blinkers on as he passes those other artworks given the council's vote of confidence, the Time Zone Clock, the bronze nymph from Lady Herbert's Garden and the clock tower from Stoke Green.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: From vote of confidence to presidential countdown Washington does not support candidate, rebuffs vacuum ASSAFIR: Army demands political cover, development and halt of incitement Tripoli's "confidence" pending...Until decision to rescue it AL-MUSTAQBAL: Assad's regime bombs Akkar and its mobs ignite Tripoli's axes Vote of confidence to Cabinet ..