For me, #2 is more likely to mean that all the partners asked for the resignation. In #1, it could be as few as 2 partners.
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I would like to know the difference between the two sentences below:
1- Partners of CCC Company asked the CEO to resign.
2- The Partners of CCC Company asked the CEO to resign.
Adding "The" in the second sentence makes what difference in the meaning?
Or, if not all of the partners unanimously asking, "the partners" still refers to an action taken on behalf of the entire group.