Meaning of abstentionism in English:



See abstention

‘However, the report said abstentionism was not inevitable as 57% of the EU electorate who didn't vote last June said they had voted in the previous national election in their country.’
  • ‘Frustration at the narrow-minded ‘electoralism’ of the British political parties has produced a new form of militant abstentionism in the 2001 campaign which we haven't seen before.’
  • ‘So, elections will almost certainly be held - amidst continuing and probably escalating violence and amidst a high rate of abstentionism.’
  • ‘With 175,000 votes, the party has edged ahead of the SDLP and secured four Westminster seats, despite its unchanged policy of abstentionism.’