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also bye-e·lec·tion (bī′ĭ-lĕk′shən)
A special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy, as for a parliamentary seat.




1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom and other countries of the Commonwealth) an election held during the life of a parliament to fill a vacant seat in the lower chamber
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term


or bye′-elec`tion,

a special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a special election between regular elections
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"


[ˈbaɪɪˌlekʃən] Nelección f parcial MARGINAL SEAT
Se denomina by-election en el Reino Unido y otros países de la Commonwealth a las elecciones convocadas con carácter excepcional cuando un escaño queda desierto por fallecimiento o dimisión de un parlamentario (Member of Parliament). Dichas elecciones tienen lugar únicamente en el área electoral representada por el citado parlamentario, su constituency.
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SARGODHA -- Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to arrive in Chak 19/SB, PP-30 Kotmomin, where by-election is scheduled to be held on March 4.
MULTAN -- Pakistan Peoples Party's south Punjab President Makhdoom Ahmad Mehmood says by-election results cannot be used to predict the future political scenario.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petirion seeking stoppage of by-election on National Assembly constituency NA-154 Lodhran.
The court also ordered its office to forwarded writ petition filed by Shahid Orakzai and request of stay order to ECP because it was the constitutional authority of the Election Commission to make any decision about holding by-election.
Aung Myint, a member of the Union Election Commission, told a session of Parliament's Upper House on Monday that a by-election would be held sometime in 2018 to fill eight vacant seats in legislatures at the state, regional and national level.
The Delhi High Court yesterday rejected a plea of T T V Dinakaran to grant the 'hat' symbol for the December 21 by-election to the R K Nagar assembly seat in Tamil Nadu and asked the Returning Officer to decide his request.
The Legislative Council by-election will be held on March 11, 2018 (Sunday).
Summary: Lahore [Pakistan], August 11 (ANI): Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kalsoom Nawaz has signed nomination papers for the NA-120 by-election, after the seat fell vacant following the disqualification of her husband by the Supreme Court.
Summary: Sreeprakash to contest from Malappuram constituency in upcoming parliamentary by-election
In a tweet after she was selected to fight the by-election on October 20, Ms Brabin said: "So grateful to all who voted for me.
Mr Irranca-Davies revealed his intention to stand down late last year, and his departure will trigger a by-election in the safe Labour seat of Ogmore, which he held by a majority of more than 13,000 in the 2015 general election.
FLINTSHIRE Liberal Democrats are celebrating an overwhelming win for their candidate in the New Brighton by-election for a seat on Flintshire Council Sara Parker gained 365 votes, 124 more than her nearest rival.