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general election

1. an election in which representatives are chosen in all constituencies of a state
2. US a final election from which successful candidates are sent to a legislative body
3. US and Canadian (in the US) a national or state election or (in Canada) a federal or provincial election in contrast to a local election
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Among Labour, there was relief that the party's candidate Iain Wright had held on, despite seeing the party's majority slashed from more than 14,000 at the last general election to just over 2,000.
The PAP won a landslide victory in the last general election in November 2001, garnering 75 percent of the valid votes compared with just 65 percent in the 1997 polls.
PRIME Minister Tony Blair wants to delay the General Election until June 7.
This General Election will be interesting for the possible following factors: it could see the emergence of more minority political parties coming to the fore at Westminster, and these parties having some influence on policy, and how the 2015-2020 Parliament runs its dayto-day business.
In the poll, the Conservatives came out with 16 per cent, one point down on the last general election, with the Lib Dems on four per cent and the Greens on six per cent.
Alex Robertson, Director of Communications at the Electoral Commission said: "A lot of people aren't aware that it's possible to register as an overseas voter for the general election.
After all, in advance of the 2010 General Election, the Liberals proposed one policy on Student Tuition Fees (which, after the 2010 General Election, they changed), another policy on Electoral Boundary Reform (which, after the 2010 General Election, they changed), and quite a few other policy commitments (which, after the 2010 General Election, changed).
MERTHYR Tydfil and Rhymney MP Dai Havard has announced he will stand down before next year's general election.
Nigel Farage's party are being quoted as short as 40-1 to win the most seats at the next general election (they have no Westminster MPs at all at the moment), which is put into context by offers of 6-4 with Ladbrokes and Coral that they win one or more seat.
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endorsed a bill Friday to revise the single-seat zoning table for a House of Representatives general election and filed it with the lower house, officials said.
ISLAMABAD -- The consortium of local non-profit organization, Free and Fair Election Network has demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to public the gender dis-aggregated data of the last general election held in May 2013 adding that the female voters turnover was recorded less in 2013 general polls as compare to the previous two elections which was a failure of the election commission, NADRA and political system of the country.

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