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Vote

To make a choice along with other parties asked to make the same choice. In business and finance, voting is most often associated with electing directors and setting company policies at the annual meeting of shareholders. In order to be able to vote under these circumstances, one must hold voting stock. The right to vote gives the holder of voting stock a great deal of control over the company. In democratic forms of government, voters elect politicians, who may promote certain business or financial policies as part of their platform. In turn, bodies of elected politicians often vote on proposed policies or programs.
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Councillors also passed a vote of censure against Mr Armstrong-Braun for bringing Saltney Town Council into disrepute.
One example was a stunning vote of censure by the Palestinian parliament over corruption in various ministries and government bodies, but the vote was ignored and nothing was done.
See William Safire, Safire's Political Dictionary, at 768 (1978): "[I]f a motion of no confidence is introduced by the opposition in the House of Commons and passes, the result is called a vote of censure (although it contains the words "no confidence," it is not referred to as a vote of no confidence, except in America); in that case, the government is 'upset' or 'falls,' and an election is called.
John Newnham, writing in Viewpoints (July 27) about overpaid councillors' allowances, seems obsessed with the Conservative Party and goes on to suggest that my proposal that councillors who fail to repay would be more genuine if my party passed a vote of censure on its own members who are debtors.
The EU Minister of Foreign Affairs would be one of the Vice-Presidents of the Commission, and in the event of a European Parliament vote of censure (as under Article III-243), specific provision would be made, since the Minister of Foreign Affairs will have to resign from the Commission (under a new s.
If Senator Joseph McCarthy had been a petty or a vengeful man, he could have used the vote of censure to tear the Senate of the United States into bitter factions.