Translation of election in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪˈlekʃən/


  • 1.1 countable/numerable (event) elecciones (feminine plural) the presidential/gubernatorial election(s) las elecciones presidenciales/para gobernador the election for general secretary las elecciones para el cargo de secretario general to call/hold an election convocar*/celebrar elecciones (before noun/delante del nombre) [campaign/speech] electoral; [day/results] de las elecciones
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    • The far left has failed to fully build on its vote in the presidential elections.
    • All of which brings us back again to the big issue of why so few people vote in local elections.
    • What you vote for in elections is not more freedom and more democracy but more politicians.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (act) elección (feminine) the annual election of representatives la elección anual de representantes
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    • That same year he gained election to a fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge.
    • Among the honours which Mansion received was election to the Royal Academy of Belgium.
    • Among his many foreign honours was election to the Académie des Sciences of Paris.

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