I can not figure out how 'deciding' is being used here?

The fame election management skill of the party came under stress with the party deciding to replace candidate Mr. X with Mr.Y as the candidate for contesting the election.

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Look at https://www.ef.co.uk/english-resources/english-grammar/present-participle/ and scroll down to the bottom "The present participle to explain a reason". The decision is the reason why the party was under stress.

By the way, I think it should read "The famed (famous) election management skill..."

  • Why with is used here?
    – Deep
    Commented Mar 19, 2021 at 10:18
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    One of the definitions of with is in relation to, because of . Commented Mar 19, 2021 at 11:22

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