50 Biggest Elections in the World

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22. United Kingdom
> Parliamentary election of 1992: 33,653,800 total votes
> Population: 57,998,000 (total) 44,658,460 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 77.8%
> Highlight of election:

Conservative Party maintains control of Parliament for fourth consecutive elections.

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21. Ethiopia
> Parliamentary election of 2015: 34,351,444 total votes
> Population: 99,465,819 (total) 49,011,364 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 93.2%
> Highlight of election:

Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front wins majority of seats in the House of People’s Representatives.

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20. Thailand
> Parliamentary election of 2007: 35,844,272 total votes
> Population: 63,937,800 (total) 47,021,213 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 78.5%
> Highlight of election:

Close to 36 million votes are cast in the first election after the Council for National Security overthrew the elected government in 2006.

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19. France
> Presidential election of 2007: 37,342,004 total votes
> Population: 63,713,926 (total) 48,651,555 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 84.0%
> Highlight of election:

Nicolas Sarkozy defeats Ségolène Royal for president with 53% of the vote.

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18. Iran, Islamic Republic of
> Presidential election of 2017: 41,366,085 total votes
> Population: 83,768,457 (total) 60,447,043 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 73.3%
> Highlight of election:

Reform candidate Hassan Rouhani is re-elected with 57% of the vote.