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The government is likely to win in the coming election.
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Nero - Jul 18th 2011, 20:52
The sitting government is likely to win in the coming election.

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The sitting government is likely to win in the coming election.

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  1. Jul 18th 2011, 09:50
    the opposition...
  2. Jul 18th 2011, 10:08
    I see what you mean, but I think this is a frequent use in English around the world and in the press even if a bit confusing...
  3. Jul 18th 2011, 10:15
    well, you may win all kinds of elections as a majority party. Not all elections are government-toppling. It could be an intermediary local one...
  4. Jul 18th 2011, 10:25
    but a government can lose a local election that will not change the government...
  5. Jul 18th 2011, 10:33
    yes, but isn't this confusion government/majority widely heard in English?
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/to...icle597946.ece

    When they say that the "goverment is toppled" they don't mean that there is no more administration in place...
  6. Jul 18th 2011, 10:48
    adopt the sentence!

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