50 Biggest Elections in the World

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12. Turkey
> Parliamentary election of 2015: 48,523,610 total votes
> Population: 82,523,053 (total) 57,579,752 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 85.2%
> Highlight of election:

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Party loses 70 seats due to high voter turnout for the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic party.

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11. Mexico
> Presidential election of 2012: 49,087,446 total votes
> Population: 114,975,406 (total) 76,008,240 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 63.1%
> Highlight of election:

Enrique Peña Nieto replaces Felipe Calderón as president.

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10. Germany
> Parliamentary election of 1998: 49,947,087 total votes
> Population: 82,172,259 (total) 66,313,874 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 82.2%
> Highlight of election:

Social Democratic Party becomes the largest faction in parliament with 41% of seats.

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9. Vietnam
> Parliamentary election of 2016: 67,000,000 total votes
> Population: 95,261,021 (total) 68,142,322 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 99.3%
> Highlight of election:

Communist Party wins 95.75% of total vote.

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8. Bangladesh
> Parliamentary election of 2008: 69,172,649 total votes
> Population: 151,289,991 (total) 87,634,867 (voting age)
> Voter turnout: 85.3%
> Highlight of election:

Awami League Party (consisting of 14 different parties) wins 263 out of 300 seats in parliament.