Definition of self-election in English:

self-election

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfɪˈlɛkʃn/

noun

  • Election or appointment of oneself to an office or position; (also) election by a body of its own members. Also (in earlier use): the action of choosing a condition, state, etc., by or for oneself.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From self- + election.