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Let's solve it this way: regardless of whether or not a motion is amended, the person who moved the motion does not have to vote in favour of the motion - the mover is allowed to vote against the motion or to abstain.

While it is uncommon for the mover of a motion not to vote for the motion, it could be that the member merely wants a decision made on the issue and/or during the course of debate may realize that his/her orginal opinion was incorrect and thus no longer supports the passage of the motion. Normally a member, although within his/her rights as a member to do so, will not normally abstain on a vote regarding a motion he/she made, may do so if the motion was amended as he/she may not agree with the amendment, but agrees with the principle of the motion (thus by not voting, he/she is not supporting or denying its passage.

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Let's solve it this way: regardless of whether or not a motion is amended, the person who moved the motion does not have to vote in favour of the motion - the mover is allowed to vote against the motion or to abstain.

It is thereby solved. ;)

While it is uncommon for the mover of a motion not to vote for the motion, it could be that the member merely wants a decision made on the issue and/or during the course of debate may realize that his/her orginal opinion was incorrect and thus no longer supports the passage of the motion. Normally a member, although within his/her rights as a member to do so, will not normally abstain on a vote regarding a motion he/she made, may do so if the motion was amended as he/she may not agree with the amendment, but agrees with the principle of the motion (thus by not voting, he/she is not supporting or denying its passage.

The waters are hereby unnecessarily muddied. <_<

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