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Landslide victory

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, or by imperfect voting methods. See bloc voting, and the unanimous 2002 re-election of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, criticised by many external observers as unfair.


United States

Popular votes

Electoral votes

United Kingdom

the Labour Party's general election victory of 419 seats

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