by-election by-election

Definition(s):

  • (n) a special election between regular elections

Usage(s):

  1. Politicians live and politicians die; therefore politicians come and politicians go, while by-elections go on forever.
  2. Candidates for Britain's Haltemprice and Howden by-election range from a maverick Conservative to the Mad Cow-Girl and the Church of the Militant Elvis.
  3. According to returns reported Monday, Chan won about 55% of the vote in a by-election to replace Ma Lik, a prominent pro-Beijing legislator who died in August.

News

  • Far-right candidate pushes out Socialist in French by-election

    BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) - A far-right candidate beat France's ruling Socialist party on Sunday to a place in a by-election run-off vote, reducing the government's slim parliamentary majority and highlighting the rise of the National Front. The seat, vacated by former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned after admitting to holding a previously undeclared Swiss bank account, will now be ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I am touched by the overwhelming support. It is no longer just a by-election. It is a lot more than that," said Anwar.
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The forthcoming by-election will be a tough, local race between local candidates, with local issues like jobs, health, transport and living costs at the forefront," Mr Truss said.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Warren Truss Source: The Australian

  3. "The legal opinion was provided to the NSW division of the Liberal party and Mr (Sandy) Street SC is absolutely categoric in his advice that there would be a need for a by-election if Mr Newhouse is elected for the federal seat of Wentworth," Mr...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Andrew Robb Source: Macarthur Advertiser

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