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1‘they have just elected a new president’
vote, vote for, vote in, choose, choose by ballot, cast one's vote for
pick, select, return, appoint, put in, put in power, opt for, decide on, settle on, fix on, plump for
1‘the president elect’
future, -to-be, soon-to-be, designate, chosen, elected, coming, next, appointed, presumptive
1the elect‘those who are numbered among the elect’
the chosen, the elite, the select, the favoured
the crème de la crème, A-list
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