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Topic: VOTING


election

noun
     
e‧lec‧tion S2 W1
1 [countable]PPV when people vote to choose someone for an official position:
The Labour Party won the 2001 election by a huge majority.
Elections will be held on 14 February.
local/municipal/state/national election
He will be fighting local elections next May.
presidential/mayoral/parliamentary etc election
The next presidential election is due in two years.
stand for election British English
She was one of the first women to stand for election to parliament.
2 [singular]PPV the fact of being elected to an official position:
Within three months of his election he was forced to resign.
somebody's election to something
his election to Parliament
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