Block voting


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Block voting

Describes a group of shareholders banding together to vote their shares in a single block.

Block Voting

A voting system where a large number of shareholders band together and vote the same way with all of their shares. This gives the block more leverage over shareholder votes. Block voting should not be confused with a block trade, which is a different concept altogether.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Safar 27, 1437, December 09, 2015, SPA -- Brazilian lawmakers have scuffled on the floor of the legislature, pushing and shoving as they tried to block voting for the formation of a commission that will determine if impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff to a vote in the full house, AP reported.
Manila: The Philippine government called for the investigation into the abduction of ministers of an influential non-Catholic Christian organisation that could command block voting during elections, a spokesperson of President Benigno Aquino said, adding the government is hands off on the group's alleged corruption and family feud that has resulted in unprecedented leadership crisis in the sect.
However there are still complaints of block voting in eastern Europe.
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 BBC Three, Tuesday, 8pm As much as British Eurovision fans may like to moan about block voting, at least the UK (along with Spain, Germany, France, Italy and host nation Denmark) is guaranteed a place in the final next weekend.
Support The rules, which ditch block voting by unions on behalf of members, also insist leadership hopefuls have the support of one in five Labour MPs, making it harder to be a candidate.
Block voting can certainly have an impact - remember how we voted for Leon Jackson, the Irish voted for Jedward and the Welsh for Rhydian?
The central bank would also have the right to halt transfers to a proposed transferee and block voting rights of a person who has acquired the shares.
It seemed to prove that, despite the annual moaning about block voting, with the right song the Brits were still in with a chance.
I was told by someone in the know earlier this year that if someone analysed the voting patterns of the then Unite Union funded MPs there would appear to be an almost block voting effect.
It is unclear how Fatah would be able to hold a full election since Hamas has Today's News Highlights vowed to block voting in Gaza if the ballot was scheduled without its agreement.
Just how big block voting can get was demonstrated by 23-year-old Erika McMahan of Conway, Arkansas, and two of her friends, who texted 11,700 votes on the final night of this year's Idol.
The days before tactical block voting, when nul points was something that only happened to other people?