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See also élection

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Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭ-lĕk'shən, IPA: /ɪˈlekʃ(ə)n/, SAMPA: /I"lekS(@)n/

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman eleccioun, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] electionem (verb: eligere).

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election

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  1. A process of choosing a new leader for a country where all eligible people cast a ballot to choose a leader or decide an issue. The majority rules and the new leader is the one who has the most votes. There are variants, such as the electoral college system of the United States, but the popular vote usually decides the victor.
The parliamentary elections will be held in March.

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