Definition of popular vote in English:

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popular vote

noun

1An act of voting by the electorate of a country or area: the cabinet and parliament must now debate the initiative before it goes to a popular vote
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  • The head of government is the prime minister, elected by popular vote for a four-year term.
  • The executive branch, the Consul, is elected by popular vote.
  • The DPP is positioning itself to call a referendum that would give formal effect to the claim of national sovereignty by popular vote.
1.1 (the popular vote) The choice expressed through the votes cast by the electorate: the party won 26.6% of the popular vote he could win the electoral vote and lose the popular vote
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  • Suppose the Green Party or Libertarian Party gets 5% of the popular vote in the next election.
  • Hayes became president, winning the Electoral College by 1 - despite losing the popular vote 48 per cent to 51 per cent.
  • In the European elections in 1999, halfway through the Labour government's term, the Conservatives did remarkably well in the popular vote.

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Syllabification: pop·u·lar vote

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