Landslide victory

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In politics, a landslide victory (short form: landslide) is the victory of a candidate or political party by an overwhelming majority in an election.

Landslides can occur when one candidate or party is perceived as far superior to their opponents, through unfair elections, or by imperfect voting counting systems. See bloc voting, and the unanimous 2002 re-election of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, criticised by many external observers as unfair.


Examples

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

Popular votes

Electoral votes


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