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Primary Election

An election in which candidates compete against members of their own party to receive the nomination for a political office. The nominee then goes on to face candidates from other parties. The rules in primary elections vary by both party and jurisdiction. In some U.S. states, for example, one needs a plurality to win the primary; in others, a plurality win leads to a run-off election between the two top contenders.
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Southern Governorate: East Riffa Primary Girls School, West Riffa Intermediate Girls School, Safra primary and Intermediate Boys School, Zallaq Primary Girls School, Askar Primary Boys School and Dour centre.
If approved by the council, Moat House Primary, in Deedmore Road, Wood End, will have 15 extra pupils in the reception class bringing annual admission numbers up to 60.
Gateshead: Bede Cmmty Primary, Colegate Cmmty Primary, Roman Road Primary, Washingwell Cmmty Primary, White Mere Primary.
These included: Smithdown primary, Edge Hill; Leamington primary, Norris Green; St Leo's and Southmead primary, Whiston; Saints Peter and Paul primary, Kirkby; Netherton Moss primary, Bootle and Robins Lane, St Helens.
The Church operates many primary and secondary schools in various parts of Africa and offers financial support to governments to help them put up more schools.
The mixed C&D arena is the key area of market growth in the United States for primary shredding plants, which reduce material down to a smaller size by impaction, says Terri Ward of SSI Shredding Systems Inc.
Other winners are: Green Lane Primary School Acklam; Brambles Farm Primary School, Middlesbrough; Caldicotes Primary School, Middlesbrough; Easterside Primary School, Middlesbrough; Lingfield Primary School, Marton; Pennyman Primary School, Middlesbrough; Rose Wood Primary School, Coulby Newham; St John the Baptist Primary School, Stockton; St Patrick's Primary School, Thornaby; Tilery Primary School, Stockton; Golden Flatts Primary School, Hartlepool; Holy Trinity Primary School, Hartlepool, Rift House Primary School, Hartlepool; St Aidan's C of E Memorial School, Hartlepool; North Road Primary School, Darlington; and Hutton Rudby Primary School.
Here's the crucial difference: Under California's earlier primary, the nominees from each political party competed against each other in the November election - Democrats, Republicans and third-party candidates.
Redundant controller receives the data, checks the CRC and sends status good back to primary controller
If there is a trend or development," Ward says, "it is probably safe to say that C&D recyclers are recognizing that one machine can't do everything, and they are becoming more receptive to investing in a combination of primary and secondary equipment.
By contrast, California, which traditionally held its primary in the first week in June, generally found that the nomination races were effectively over by the time that state selected its delegates.
The guidance provides background on the Federal Reserve's discount window programs, including new primary and secondary credit programs introduced in January.