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  • n  a special election between regular elections

  • In the only chance that Britons had to express their judgment with ballots, the by-election voters of West Derbyshire more than doubled the Tory majority and dropped the .
  • Politicians live and politicians die; therefore politicians come and politicians go, while by-elections go on forever.
  • Because Britain's major parties have contrived to postpone a general election until further notice, occasional by-elections to fill vacancies in Parliament are the best indications .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 16, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Anwar Ibrahim in International Herald Tribune
    I am touched by the overwhelming support. It is no longer just a by-election. It is a lot more than that,said Anwar.
  • Warren Truss in The Australian
    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.
  • Andrew Robb in Macarthur Advertiser
    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...

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