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Only about 20% of the people voted in the local government elections.
Is it really necessary to hold an election every three years?
Elections to the European Parliament are due in May.
She is standing for the first time in elections for the National Assembly.
They have only recently won an election under his leadership.
The parties formed an alliance to contest the 1988 legislative elections.
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a curved area at one end of a church
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