50 Biggest Elections in the World

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7. Japan
> Parliamentary election of 2009: 72,003,538 total votes
> Population: 127,078,679 (total) 103,833,813 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 69.3%
> Highlight of election:

Democratic Party wins in a massive victory to take 221 of 308 seats in the House of Representatives.

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6. Russian Federation
> Presidential election of 1991: 79,498,240 total votes
> Population: 148,624,000 (total) 108,495,520 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 74.7%
> Highlight of election:

The first ever presidential election results in Boris Yeltsin winning 58.6% of the vote.

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5. Brazil
> Parliamentary election of 2014: 113,232,072 total votes
> Population: 202,656,788 (total) 150,803,268 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 80.6%
> Highlight of election:

Pro-government coalition parties wins twice the amount of votes as the opposition coalition.

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4. Indonesia
> Parliamentary election of 2014: 139,573,927 total votes
> Population: 253,609,643 (total) 168,300,873 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: N/A
> Highlight of election:

Democratic Party of Struggle wins majority of the votes and gains 15 seats.

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3. United States
> Parliamentary election of 2016: 140,114,503 total votes
> Population: 323,995,528 (total) 250,293,421 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 65.4%
> Highlight of election:

Republicans take control of the House and Senate.