50 Biggest Elections in the World

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27. Spain
> Parliamentary election of 2004: 26,155,436 total votes
> Population: 42,345,342 (total) 34,304,048 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 75.7%
> Highlight of election:

Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party gets 43% of the popular vote, gaining 39 seats in the Congress of Deputies for a total of 164 seats.

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26. Ukraine
> Presidential election of 2004: 29,068,971 total votes
> Population: 47,732,079 (total) 37,206,111 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 77.3%
> Highlight of election:

Viktor Yushchenko wins 52% of the vote after two runoff elections due to contested voting results.

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25. Egypt
> Parliamentary election of 2012: 29,279,884 total votes
> Population: 83,688,164 (total) 53,245,955 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 62.0%
> Highlight of election:

Nearly 30 million votes are cast in the first election after Hosni Mubarak’s dismissal as president and the dissolvement of Parliament by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

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24. Korea, Republic of
> Presidential election of 2017: 32,807,908 total votes
> Population: 51,181,299 (total) 42,104,992 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 77.2%
> Highlight of election:

Democratic candidate Moon Jae-in wins 41% of the vote.

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23. Brexit
> Referendum of 2016: 33,600,000 total votes
> Population: N/A (total) N/A (voting age)
> Voter turnout: N/A
> Highlight of election:

United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.