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Polling in a general election is pretty accurate, because turnout is usually high.
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Meaning of "general election" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GENERAL ELECTION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GENERAL ELECTION

noun
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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General election is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GENERAL ELECTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

General election

A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections. In presidential systems, the term refers to a regularly scheduled election where both the president, and either "a class" of or all members of the national legislature are elected at the same time. A general election day may also include elections for local officials. The term originates in the Elections in the United Kingdom for the House of Commons.

Definition of general election in the English dictionary

The definition of general election in the dictionary is an election in which representatives are chosen in all constituencies of a state. Other definition of general election is a national or state election or a federal or provincial election in contrast to a local election.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GENERAL ELECTION

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general average
General Certificate of Education
General Certificate of Secondary Education
general confession
general costs
general dealer
general degree
general delivery
general expenses
general factotum
general headquarters
general holiday
general hospital
general insurance
General Judgement
General Judgment
general knowledge
general linguistics

WORDS THAT END LIKE GENERAL ELECTION

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action
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correction
course of action
detection
direction
fiction
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introduction
production
protection
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Synonyms and antonyms of general election in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «general election» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GENERAL ELECTION

Find out the translation of general election to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of general election from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «general election» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大选
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elecciones generales
570 millions of speakers

English

general election
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आम चुनाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِنْتِخَاباتٌ عَامَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

всеобщие выборы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eleição geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধারণ নির্বাচন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

élections législatives
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pilihan raya umum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Parlamentswahlen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

総選挙
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

총선거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemilihan umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tổng tuyển cử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது தேர்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सार्वत्रिक निवडणूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Genel seçim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elezioni generali
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wybory powszechne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загальні вибори
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alegeri generale
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γενικές εκλογές
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

algemene verkiesing
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

allmänna val
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

parlamentsvalg
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERAL ELECTION»

The term «general election» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.166 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about general election

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10 QUOTES WITH «GENERAL ELECTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word general election.
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Jeb Bradley
As millions of Americans look for work, the Obama campaign and Democrats are attempting to distract attention away from this administration's dismal record. The attack they have launched against Mitt Romney shows just how worried they are about facing him in the general election.
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Arthur Capper
Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections.
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Philip Hammond
I remember the day after the general election when Harold Wilson had lost, I remember quite clearly cycling from my house in Hutton along Long Ridings and feeling what a relief to live in a country with a Tory government again.
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Brian Lamb
I vote in every general election, but I'm not a party member or an ideologue. I've never told anyone who I've voted for.
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Ken Livingstone
Polling in a general election is pretty accurate, because turnout is usually high.
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John Major
The sight of allegedly sophisticated politicians parroting complete tripe trivialises and demeans government and it has to be stopped. It's played a significant part in public disillusionment with politics and has led to the absurd situation where more people vote for 'Strictly Come Dancing' than voted in the general election.
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Dick Morris
Bill and Hillary Clinton have one central idea in their uncluttered, ambitious minds: Hillary in 2008. Let Bush get re-elected, use the '04 primaries and general election to clean out the underbrush of competing Democratic candidates, and proceed unimpeded to the '08 nomination.
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Pete Sessions
History shows one important fact: the results of competitive special elections from Hawaii to New York are poor indicators of broader trends or future general election outcomes.
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Clare Short
And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that.
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Roger Stone
The general election is not an organizational exercise - it's a mass media exercise.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GENERAL ELECTION»

Discover the use of general election in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to general election and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The British General Election of 2010
This is a behind the scenes account of the general election of 2010. The book is designed to appeal to everyone from Westminster insiders to politics students and to the wider general public.
Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley, 2010
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Conservative Party General Election Manifestos, 1900-1997
This volume collects the Labour Party's general election manifestos, dating back to 1900, and including the manifesto of 1997. It offers a useful source of data about the Lonservative Party's political ideologies and policy positions.
Iain Dale, 2000
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Volume One. Conservative Party General Election Manifestos ...
This volume brings together for the first time the British Conservative Political Party General Election Manifestos, dating back to 1900, and including the most recent General Election manifesto of 1997.
Iain Dale, Iain Dale Nfa, 2012
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Volume Three. Liberal Party General Election Manifestos ...
This set brings together for the first time British Liberal Party General Election Manifestos, dating back to 1900, including the most recent General Election manifestos of 1997.
Iain Dale, Iain Dale Nfa, 2012
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Malaysia's 1986 General Election: The Urban-rural Dichotomy
In studying the British general election of 1983, Butler and Kavanagh found that party share of news for the Conservative and Labour parties was almost equal while the newspaper coverage reflected the "familiar tripartite division", that is, ...
Sankaran Ramanathan, Mohd. Hamdan Adnan, 1988
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Malaysia's 1982 General Election
PREFACE The purpose of this study is to provide a general overview of the 1982 general election in Malaysia. It makes no pretence at being an in-depth analysis of why Malaysian voters voted as they did but it is hoped that the data presented  ...
Harold A. Crouch, 1982
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Malaysia's General Election 1990: Continuity, Change, and ...
Continuity, Change, and Ethnic Politics Kim Hoong Khong. Malay in character. More than 93 per cent of the registered voters are Malays, in comparison with Perlis (82 per cent), Kedah (74 per cent), Pahang (64 per cent) and, all the other  ...
Kim Hoong Khong, 1991
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The 2001 General Election
That did not quite happen in the 2001 general election but, after the votes were tallied, the question did not seem quite as far-fetched as traditional accounts of British electoral politics would have one believe. The precipitous free-fall in turnout ...
Lynn G. Bennie, Colin Rallings, Jonathan Tonge, 2002
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The Canadian General Election of 1997
Alan Frizzell, Jon H. Pammett. political commentators missed the growing evidence of socialist gains in a once traditional region. See G. Ehring 69' \W. Roberts, Giving Away a Miracle: Lost Dreams, Broken Promises and the Ontario NDP ...
Alan Frizzell, Jon H. Pammett, 1997
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Emerging Trends in Indian Politics: The Fifteenth General ...
This book presents analyses of 13 issues significant in contemporary Indian politics and their possible impact on the 15th general election in 2009.
Ajay K Mehra, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GENERAL ELECTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term general election is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nick Clegg gives first TV interview since Lib Dem's disastrous …
Liberal Democrats suffer defeats in general election - video ... Clegg blamed the Lib Dem general election collapse on a late swing prompted ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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The End of the 2016 Election Is Closer Than You Think - Doug …
In eight out of the last nine presidential elections these decisive periods of time can all be traced back to the run up to the general election—not ... «Politico, Jul 15»
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Video Suu Kyi says opposition to contest Myanmar general election
Myanmar to hold general election in November: Poll officials ... It will be the first general election in a quarter of a century to be contested by the ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
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Revealed: How Fine Gael plans to fight the next general election
Coveney told councillors that the there is a need to set the general election campaign agenda. The Cork South-Central TD said that the party ... «thejournal.ie, Jul 15»
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The real democratic outrage of the General Election | Herald Scotland
For a start, the classic definition of a one-party state is not simply one in which at (as yet) only one General Election one particular party ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi confirms opposition to contest general election
NAYPYIDAW (MYANMAR) - Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition National League for Democracy would participate in a historic ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
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Protect the victory of January 8th during General Election - Hiru News
protect-victory-january-8th-during-general-election. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that everyone should take measures to protect ... «Hiru News, Jul 15»
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Lib Dem election campaign insulted voters, say leadership …
The Liberal Democrats lost 48 of their 56 seats in May's general election, a result that triggered the resignation of the party's leader, Nick Clegg, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Fitzpatrick and O'Dowd to represent Fine Gael in next General
Sitting TDs Peter Fitzpatrick and Fergus O'Dowd have been, as expected, selected to represent Fine Gael in the next General Election in the ... «Talk of the Town, Jul 15»
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Myanmar sets historic general election date
Myanmar will go to the polls on 8 November in its first open general election in 25 years, officials say. The vote is seen as a crucial next stage in ... «BBC News, Jul 15»

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