Q- How do general elections differ from by-elections?
Answer- There are several difference between general elections and by-elections. Some of the main differences between general elections and by-elections are as follows:
1. General elections held after a specific time period. These elections are held to choose a representative for any particular constituency whereas By-elections occurs when a seat is vacant due to any reason such as death of representative or resignation of representative from that political seat. So to fill the vacant seat by-election were held.
2. General elections were held in every constituency at the same time after a specific time period whereas by-elections occur in only a particular constituency to fill the vacant seat of that constituency.