Direct nomination

1.(Political Science) The nomination or designation of candidates for public office by direct popular vote rather than through the action of a convention or body of elected nominating representatives or delegates. The term is applied both to the nomination of candidates without any nominating convention, and, loosely, to the nomination effected, as in the case of candidates for president or senator of the United States, by the election of nominating representatives pledged or instructed to vote for certain candidates dssignated by popular vote.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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While I did not demand direct nomination from the party, the least I expected was a guarantee of a free and fair playing field during the party primaries.
Youssef went on to say that if the General Convention does not approve any of the three, then the Shura council will submit three other names for direct nomination and that if one nominee declines then the process is repeated.
(141) The novel idea that people should nominate public officers directly at the party primary first came into vogue in the late 1800s, but did not gain its full populist momentum for several years, during which a handful of other states began to experiment with this and other progressive ideas such as direct nomination of United States Senators and the initiative and referendum.
He was one of the three representatives put forward by the smaller courses when a new RCA constitution replaced regional representation with direct nomination by the racecourse groups.
He ran for the Homa Bay governor's seat in 2017 as an independent candidate, claiming that he was shortchanged during the party primaries in the run-up to the General Election when Governor Cyprian Awiti was given direct nomination.
Last week, the party went for direct nomination ostensibly after a survey by Infotrak showed Mr Ayacko is the most popular contender.
Ochieng was also given direct nomination by his party.
Secretary general Edwin Sifuna said the party will give the former MP direct nomination. It would 'humiliate' any Nasa affiliate candidate, he said.
According to the source, the former ward representative had promised a Jubilee party official to consult Raila if ODM would give him direct nomination and should they fail, then he will fight for the Jubilee ticket in the by-election.
Obado was reelected on the ODM ticket, but he has opposed the party's decision to give a direct nomination to his rival Ochillo Ayacko.
The governor's rejection of his rival's direct nomination brings to question the fate of the reconciliation pact brokered by ODM leader Raila Odinga during the burial of Senator Oluoch.
"The board further sought the Central Committee's approval to issue a direct nomination to one of the eight applicants in view of the time and resource constraints."
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