contestation contestation


  • (n) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement


  1. "We acknowledge that the past few months and years have placed the unity of the ANC under great strain," Zuma said in Atteridgeville, near Pretoria. "We concede that the contestation of leadership positions served at times to fuel a...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Jacob Zuma Source:

  2. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who led the Senate Democrats' campaign effort, said that Bush should urge Allen to "forego this futile recount and contestation policy which will simply delay the inevitable."
    on Nov 8, 2006 By: Charles Schumer Source:

  3. "Notwithstanding any organizational and logistical difficulties in some areas, the AU observer mission wishes to seize this opportunity to congratulate ZEC for well-organized and executed elections; the political parties for mature contestation, and...
    on Nov 1, 2005 By: Baleka Mbete Source: Voice of America

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