English version

vote of no confidence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Voting
vote of no confidenceˌvote of no ˈconfidence noun (plural votes of no confidence) [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 PPVAGAINST/OPPOSEa formal process in which people vote in order to show that they do not support someone or something, especially the governmentvote of no confidence in 🔊 On April 22 the National Assembly passed a vote of no confidence in the government.2 AGAINST/OPPOSEsomething that you do or say that shows that you do not support someone
Examples from the Corpus
vote of no confidenceHe was ousted after losing a vote of no confidence in the federal assembly.Mr Trimble could face a leadership contest or a vote of no confidence at the party's annual general meeting next week.At the beginning of November 1989 Namaliu survived what was becoming the regular six-monthly vote of no confidence.Happily, before the vote of no confidence, parliament set it right by passing a new electoral law.The vote of no confidence was a final humiliation for a government that had been clinging to office.
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