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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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It also states that public officers are reminded about the position of the law, and are advised to refrain altogether from taking part in primary elections of political parties.
I believe we should end primary elections for the Democrats and Republicans and let each party pay for its own conventions as minor parties are required to do presently.
The APC chief explained to his supporters from the five local governments in Ekiti North, who were also the party's ward chairmen until after the governorship election of July 2018, that he had documents from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prove that primary elections did not hold in the district and that they should not despair.
Mr Keorapetse said issues emanating from primary elections would be dealt with at the conference by party members.
The political parties would be sweating over primary elections and the precinct, county and Senate district elections that follow.
Oregon's primary election system, the first of its kind in the nation, celebrated its 100th birthday last month, but many voters did not attend the party.
The court held that Adebutu, who was nominated by the National Working Committee of PDP for the governorship election, cannot maintain his suit against the defendants because the primary election that produced him was conducted in violation of a subsisting court judgment.
The weekend primary elections results were not conclusive as two wards out of seven, are yet to go back to the polls at a date to be communicated.
During the next several weeks, The Register-Guard will be offering its editorial endorsements in contested races on Oregon's May 18 primary election ballot.
Speaking on behalf of the aspirants before the court, a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Kenneth Olawale, told the court that there was not primary election in the State through which the candidates of the party could have emerged for the next year's general election.
As the BDP is emerging from conducting primary election at opposition-held constituency, Mr Masisi reiterated the need for reconciliation between candidates who contested the primary election, highlighting that primary elections were never meant to split the unity within the BDP, but should rather be regarded as another democratic and transparent way of choosing a leader.
Primary elections should be contested, so that public policy issues can be aired and the winning primary candidates can get their sea legs for the general election in the fall.