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call an election

This page is about the collocation call an election

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to decide that an election will be held

For example

  • The prime minister has to call an election before the end of the year.

  • The government was under a lot of pressure, but it refused to call new elections.

Quick Quiz

In most countries, an election can be called by

a. the majority of voters

b. the opposition parties

c. the party in government

Contributor: Matt Errey