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    a general election (= an election in which every adult can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament) that is called earlier than expected

    Theresa May calls snap election in bid to strengthen hand in Brexit talks.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 19/04/2017
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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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