Direct election

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A direct election is an election in which people vote directly for the person, persons or political party that they want to see elected to a political position. The members of State Legislative Assembly, known as MLA's are directly elected by the people of the State. The opposite is an indirect election, in which the voters elect a group of people who in turn elects the officeholder in question.

Many countries use a mixed system, where some elements are directly elected, and some are not.