[Grammar] Preposition 'To' or 'For'

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jigneshbharati

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Coud someone explain the grammatical use of 'to' in the following sentence.

1.Election to the parliament takesplace every 5 years.


Why can't we use 'for' in the above sentence?
Will it change the meaning?

I have asked many friends in the UK but they don't know the logic behind the use of 'to'.

Thanks in advance.

Jignesh (Leeds)
 

euncu

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Elected for two more years
Elected for a two-year term
Elected for a second term
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Elected to the Senate
Elected to the the Congress


I guess it's about the ones who'll be elected will be going to the Senate, the Congress etc.
 
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