Given a seat after standing (7)
I believe the answer is:
This clue could be a double definition.
'given a seat' is the first definition.
The answer and definition can be both related to thinking as well as being past participle verbs.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?
'standing' is the second definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?
'after' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for elected that I've seen before include "Voted into office" , "Chosen for office" , "In a position" , "Appointed" , "Chosen to form government" .)