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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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Carmichael should stand down as the MP for the Orkneys and Shetlands immediately and a bi-election must be announced now.
The presidential bi-election in January 2015 will be a key determinant of policy until the next full election in 2016 and this presents risks - predominantly to the downside - for our 2015 r eal GDP growth forecast of 7.
Interesting conundrum when the last bi-election seems to have represented a vote of dissatisfaction with politicians.
He reportedly uttered these statements last week while campaigning for a member of his ruling party (NRM) in a bi-election held in the Uganda's central district of Luweero.
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The NDP had won around 95 percent of the seats in the June bi-election.
He started preparations for the bi-election last December.
Schoonderwoerd was elected onto the board in 1999 in a bi-election.
Sir, - It was a great pleasure to see Mike Sharpe returned, with an impressive swing to Labour, in the council bi-election, necessitated by the sad death of my friend and colleague Councillor Stan Austin.
I have voted Labour at every bi-election and general election but if Jeremy Corbyn does not stand down as leader, or if he is voted in again, then for the first time in my life I will not vote for Labour at the next bi- or general election.
When he got in at a bi-election in '87, he had what's known as a "high forehead".

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