Quote by Jose Saramago
Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.
This quote highlights the concept of abstention in elections. It suggests that when someone abstains from voting, they may choose to stay at home or engage in leisure activities instead. However, casting a blank vote is seen as a way of expressing political consciousness and suggesting that none of the available parties align with one's beliefs or values. This explanation aims to emphasize how abstention with a blank vote can be a means of voicing dissatisfaction with the existing political options.
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