In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(ballot cast)voto masculinesufragio masculine formalto cast one's vote — emitir su (or mi etc.) voto formal
- we won by two votes — ganamos por dos votos
- I gave my vote to the Green Party — voté por el / voté al Partido Verde
- there were many spoiled votes — hubo muchos votos anulados / invalidados
- one man, one vote — sufragio universal
- The decision will be put by referendum to the vote of electors in the different regions.
- But their share of the vote at 32 per cent had barely altered from that of the two previous elections.
- The Tory share of the vote increased by only 1%, but they are undoubtedly back in business.
- Crucially though, they failed to significantly increase their share of the vote.
- As a result our share of the vote dropped and we lost one of our six Westminster seats.
- We were the only major party to increase our share of the vote and I believe that our positive and non-sectarian attitude was the reason.
- For the first time ever in a federal election, the Green Party won a significant share of the vote.
- He won the election with 52 per cent of the vote - the biggest election victory in the history of the club.
- But it did win significant shares of the vote in some of the 120 constituencies where it put up a candidate.
- That result puts Labour back in office with the lowest share of the vote in British electoral history.
- Its share of the vote is back to where it was in the 2004 local elections, and from which it went on to win the following year's general election.
- Despite some state suppression, it gained 17 per cent of the vote in the 1937 elections.
- The runner-up spot would be an undreamed of triumph for the Tories, but probably her best hope is for a significantly increased share of the vote.
- With 680,000 members and a 21 percent share of the vote, it was the largest Italian party at the time.
- He won a big majority on a low share of the vote in 1997 and enjoyed another landslide three years ago on a very low turnout.
- Labour attracted its lowest share of the vote since 1935, and the Conservatives attained a majority of 144.
- At least a 60 per cent share of the vote was needed to effect any change.
- He and the other independent between them got 65 per cent of the vote as the electorate gave two fingers to party politics.
- Voting will be by means of proportional representation with the number of seats a political party gets corresponding to its overall share of the vote.
- He said he was pleased his share of the vote went up 1,500.
1.2(right to vote)the vote — el sufragio
- to give sb/gain the vote — conceder a algn/conseguir el sufragio / el derecho de / al voto
- One of the guests seemed to say that if women hadn't had the vote every election since World War II would have been won by the Labour Party.
- A bill to give women the vote in local elections was introduced into the French parliament in 1906, but was promptly defeated.
- This act, which redistributed the parliamentary seats and more than doubled the electorate, gave the vote to many working men in the towns.
- In 1928, all women were given the vote, thus creating universal suffrage.
- In 1906, Finland became the first nation to give women the vote in national elections.
2.1(act)votación feminineto call for a vote — pedir una votación
- to put sth to the vote, to take a vote on sth — someter algo a votación
- I was going to post something, but couldn't decide between a possible four posts so I thought I'd put it to a vote.
- But she added the vote was secret because ballot papers are locked away until they are counted on June 10.
- However, the changes are unlikely to be put to the vote before the parliamentary elections in June.
- Okay, let's put it to a vote: Do we want to change the coverage, or keep it the same and dig deeper into our pockets?
- When an offer was made, even though the union considered it to be an insult, the union did not put it to a vote.
- But a nationalist boycott of the vote resulted in an overwhelming rejection of union with the republic.
- The House held four plenary sessions debating the issue before it put it to a vote on Monday.
- They called unanimously for a strike vote and ballot papers have now gone out.
- At the time we said we'd draw up a shortlist and put it to a vote.
2.2(collective decision)the vote was 12 to 4 in favor — el resultado de la votación fue de 12 votos a favor y 4 en contra
- she proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman — pidió que constara el agradecimiento de todos al presidente
- The simple system in which each voter gives a single vote to their favourite candidate can also lead to tactical voting.
- An astonishing majority of Scottish voters cast their vote for candidates and parties running on pro-European tickets.
- Voters will have two votes on their ballot paper - one to vote for or against a regional assembly and the other to decide on the restructuring of local government.
- All you are talking about changing is in the region of five to ten votes per ballot box and that's what it will come down to.
- He garnered 296 votes in a ballot of 300 members of the election committee, with one member not showing up.
- In London people will get three ballot papers and five votes on 10 June.
- People must sign the declaration attached to the ballot paper or their vote will not be valid.
- Election staffers did not notice the huge disparity between ballots cast and valid votes until two days after Election Day.
- He is likely to secure some votes in almost every ballot box in the county and could be over 3,000 when the tallies are done.
- In 1952, the Republican Eisenhower got 56% of the votes in the general election.
- Twelve MPs attended the meeting and four who were unable to be there sent votes by secret ballot.
- At the recent elections seven candidates polled around 5,200 votes and came second in two seats.
- Anyone who votes for this act should not deserve our votes in the general election.
- The state is reporting that more than 500,000 people have cast their votes via absentee ballots.
- With 363 voted, he was just thirteen short of the quota and was elected on the second count with votes to spare.
- Citizens cast their votes for candidates on the ballot.
- In manually counted elections, people can observe the votes from each ballot box being counted.
- At the last general election in 2001 he had a majority of 4,275 votes over the Conservative candidate.
- The 275 MPs will cast their votes by secret ballot.
- His party candidate polled over 400 votes in the last election, which is higher than the current victory margin.
3.1(total votes cast)the Republican share of the vote — el porcentaje de votos republicanos
3.2(votes of a group)voto masculinethe women's vote — el voto de las mujeres
1votarwhich way will you be voting? — ¿cómo va a votar?
- to vote for sb — votar por/a algn
- to vote on sth — someter algo a votación
- to vote for/against sth — votar a favor de/en contra de algo
- we voted against a strike — votamos en contra de la huelga
1.1(support, choose)votar porvotarvote Stevenson! — ¡vote por / a Stevenson!
- I've voted Republican all my life — toda la vida he votado por / a los republicanos
- This sounds idealistic, of course, but voting isn't something that should take one day.
- The Council consulted him and discussed legislative projects, while the Senate voted on those projects.
- So of course city-dwellers voted for someone who promised more government welfare.
- Voters will be able to vote before normal polling day.
- So they accompanied us, even though of course they couldn't vote.
- An indirect initiative is where the state legislature will vote on the proposal put forward.
- New voters who register close to election day are more likely to vote than voters who registered a year or so before the election.
- Then the whole Senate votes for or against confirmation.
- If you're only thinking ideologically, of course you vote for the incumbent of your own party.
- Two-thirds of each house of the state legislature must then vote for it, and the governor then sign it.
- A direct initiative is where registered voters vote on the proposal put forward.
- It is not a criminal offence to vote as you wish in a democratic society.
- Finally, the Legislature will vote to pass the entire budget lock, stock and barrel.
- I am looking forward with interest to see how the Government votes tonight.
- All this will happen, of course, after the voting has taken place and the result has been declared.
- This was despite a record of 13 million new voters registering to vote in 1992.
- People vote for their elected leaders, of course, but they vote for lawmakers to make laws.
- If a recall motion is submitted, the legislature must vote on it within 15 days.
- As far as I was concerned I would be registered to vote at the next election.
- I wasn't registered to vote in Liverpool, where I was a student.
1.2(elect)elegir por votaciónwe voted her treasurer — la elegimos tesorera por votación
- she was voted onto the board — fue elegida por votación para integrar la junta
- to vote sb into office — votar por / a algn para un cargo
- to vote sb out of office — votar para reemplazar a algn en su cargo
1.3(declare, judge)considerarthe program was voted a complete failure — el programa fue considerado un fracaso rotundo
2.1(approve)aprobarthey voted themselves a pay increase — se aprobaron un aumento de sueldo
- In 1856 the South Australian government had voted a sum of money to help in the search for gold.
- Therefore it would be unseemly for Parliament to vote money for a member of the royal family.
2.2(decide)to vote to + inf — votar por + inf
- members voted to raise subscriptions — los socios votaron por aumentar la cuota
2.3informal (propose)to vote (that) — votar por que + subj informal
- I vote (that) we go by taxi — yo voto por que vayamos en taxi
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