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-elect

suffix uk   /-ɪ.lekt/ us  
president-elect, prime minister-elect, etc. the person who has been voted to be president, prime minister, etc. but has not yet started work: The president-elect has been preparing to take office in January.
(Definition of -elect suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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