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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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Summary: New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Ignoring Congress objections, the Election Commission on Saturday announced separate bye-elections on July 5 to two Rajya Sabha vacancies in Gujarat, created by the election of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani to Lok Sabha, while announcing by-polls to four other Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar and Odisha.
BALAKOT: As many as 192381 voters of PK-30 Balakot on Friday would exercise their right to vote during the bye-elections on Feb 26.
But, to avoid mischief-makers rushing to court based on the clause in the Constitution that mandates the conduct of bye-elections in case an MP dies, we suggest that particular provision be amended to allow the party holding the seat to nominate a person to replace the deceased, provided the party the latter was coming from has the vast majority in the House.
Earlier, former leader of the Pakistan People's Party Ahmed Shah from PK-30 Balakot joined PTI and changed the political scenario for bye-elections.
PESHAWAR -- Polling for Local Body's bye-elections on Sunday concluded peacefully across the province.
'Now, I will open my plan for conducting intra-party elections after the bye-elections in Karachi scheduled to be held today,' Dr Farooq Sattar, former convenor of MQM-P exclusively shared with The Nation.
ISLAMABAD -- Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that the bye-elections in 35 constituencies were held on Sunday in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
PPP, PML-N and others had become local parties, the minister said, adding the opposition had been exposed fully in the bye-elections.
He said that a control room has also been established for assistance of overseas Pakistani voters for bye-elections being held on Sunday in 35 constituencies.
KARACHI -- Four Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leaders are vying for party ticket of NA-234 bye-elections, said party sources.
For the parliamentary bye-elections, the writ of elections, which he also said would be held within 90 days, will be issued by the President.
In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP managed to win only two of the 11 seats where bye-elections were held, the rest going to the Samajwadi Party (SP).