General election

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A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen.[1] The term is usually used to mean the elections held for a nation's primary legislative body. This is different from primary elections, by-elections or local elections.[2] In the United Kingdom when Parliament is dissolved every seat in the House of Commons becomes vacant and a general election is held.[3]

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  1. "general election"., LLC. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. "Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences". Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. "General elections". Retrieved 10 June 2016.