a closely contested election的用法和样例：
- Even in closely contested elections, most of the pollsters have called the winners, often by margins close to vote tally. And the pollsters who missed were off by a hair.
- a close contest; a close election; a tight game
- All that was needed were the extra votes to squeak past Mr Odinga in what had been among the most closely contested elections Africa had ever seen.
- a close contest, match, election, etc
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