by-election

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by-election
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Noun
1. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. elección parcial en una sola circunscripción para cubrir un escaño dejado vacante
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by-election [ˈbaɪɪˌlekʃən]
noun
elección (f) parcial
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Se denomina by-election en el Reino Unido y otros países de la Commonwealth a las elecciones convocadas con carácter excepcional cuando un escaño queda desierto por fallecimiento o dimisión de un parlamentario (Member of Parliament). Dichas elecciones tienen lugar únicamente en el área electoral representada por el citado parlamentario, su constituency.
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