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general electionnoun [C]

a national or state election, not a local one
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general electionnoun [C]

uk   us   POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
an election in which all the voters in a country elect the government: With a general election likely next year, the necessary legislation may not be tabled for more than 12 months.
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Translations of “general election”
in Arabic انْتِخابات عامّة…
in Korean 총선…
in Portuguese eleições gerais…
in Catalan eleccions generals…
in Japanese 総選挙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 普选, 大选…
in Turkish genel seçim…
in Russian всеобщие выборы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 普選, 大選…
in Italian elezioni generali…
in Polish wybory powszechne…
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