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suffrage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Voting
suffragesuf‧frage /ˈsʌfrɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PPVthe right to vote in national elections
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suffrageSuffrage reforms took place in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.There is a unicameral Legislative Assembly of 70 seats, 62 of which are elected by universal adult suffrage for five years.The President is elected for a five-year term by universal adult suffrage.Legislative authority is now vested in a unicameral National Congress, with 100 members elected for five years by universal adult suffrage.Popular suffrage meant that rival factions would shout for their own candidate.There was a fierce struggle for women's suffrage in Britain early this century.She also worked for women's suffrage and employment, writing and lecturing on these and other contemporary subjects.On the suffrage there was no substantial difference between the two.The constitutional commission had also agreed that the country's President should be elected by direct universal suffrage.Even now, not every country in Europe has universal suffrage.It was also the year of the first presidential election held under universal suffrage.
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