01. The party leader was [elected] with a very slim majority.
02. The Prime Minister is expected to call a federal [election] next spring.
03. Her classmates [elected] her president of the student council.
04. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to be [elected] Prime Minister of Great Britain.
05. Anita Walsh appears to be winning the race, but the final [election] results will not be available until 10:00.
06. Boris Yeltsin was the first person to be [elected] as president of a free and democratic Russia.
07. The candidate promised to lower taxes if he got [elected], but no one trusted him.
08. The mayor has resigned his post, and is expected to call an [election] within days.
09. George Jean Nathan once said that bad officials are [elected] by good citizens who do not vote.
10. Otto von Bismarck once remarked that people never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an [election].
11. Bill Vaughan once observed that a citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national [election].
12. Zachary Taylor didn't vote in the [election] that elected him U.S. President.
13. Max Weber conceived of democracy as entailing the formation of a political elite in competition for the votes of a largely passive [electorate].
14. On February 28, 1971, the male [electorate] of Liechtenstein refused to grant women the right to vote.
15. In 1961, Burundi's first [elected] Prime Minister was assassinated after just two weeks in office.
16. An American proverb states that the only thing we learn from new [elections] is that we learned nothing from the old.
17. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was [elected] President of Turkey in August of 1923.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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