e‧lec‧tion S2 W1
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.
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.
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