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The government is likely to win in the coming election.

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

edited by Nero, 2011-07-18 20:52

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

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fra
Le gouvernement va probablement gagner les prochaines élections.
jpn
今度の選挙では与党が勝ちそうだね。
deu
Die Regierung wird wahrscheinlich die nächsten Wahlen gewinnen.
eng
It looks like the party in power will win the upcoming election.
epo
La registaro verŝajne gajnos la sekvan baloton.
pol
W nadchodzących wyborach wygra chyba partia rządząca.

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sacredceltic 2011-07-18 09:50 link permalink

the opposition...

sacredceltic 2011-07-18 10:08 link permalink

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...

sacredceltic 2011-07-18 10:15 link permalink

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...

sacredceltic 2011-07-18 10:25 link permalink

but a government can lose a local election that will not change the government...

sacredceltic 2011-07-18 10:33 link permalink

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...

sacredceltic 2011-07-18 10:48 link permalink

adopt the sentence!