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by-election

, bye-election
1. (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. (in the US) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term
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The Bi-election comes as a result of the resignation of the President of the Association, Mr.
"We are extremely confident that the Conservatives will take this seat in the bi-election.
QUETTA -- All is set to hold the bi-elections today (Thursday) in one constituency of the national assembly and three constituencies of the provincial assembly in the province.
"The visa ban of 1996, however, was imposed under conditions that have dramatically changed, especially over the last two years," the official said, referring to Myanmar's reform efforts and last year's bi-elections.
BIPD concluded its statement by congratulating HM the King, HRH the Prime Minister and HRH the Crown Prince and all Bahraini people on the occasion of the successful parliamentary runoff elections in the 8th constituency in Muharraq Governorate and also congratulated qualified candidates for the second round of bi-elections due to be conducted next Saturday (23 June.
ISLAMABAD -- Center for Human Rights Education (CHRE) has welcomed the directives of the Election Commission of Pakistan to stop meddling in the elections in the forth-coming bi-elections.
If those ethnic rebellions were not resolved within a few months, the task to create reconciliation between government and the ethnic groups would likely be taken care by the NLD following the expected bi-elections in the near future.
"Party's loss in election is always a sad thing and we shall have to analyse why we have lost the bi-elections, what are the reasons but just now it is not possible for me to make any instant comment," Mukherjee told media persons here.
The daily also reported three other March 14 candidates--Ahmad Ismail, Tony Shaheene, and Tony Saade--won by default in the Dentist Association's bi-elections held in the north.
She told the Echo: "In Wales, because there are only four women MPs, all Labour, and because all Labour-held seats in the General Election in June were held by men, I am calling for there to be all women shortlists in any bi-elections in Wales that arise in the life of this Parliament."
QUETTA -- A meeting was held to review the security arrangements for the forthcoming bi-elections in four different constituencies of national and provincial assemblies.