Most Controversial Elections In Other Countries

Most Controversial Elections In Other Countries

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You might think the U.S. political system is crazy after the 2020 election, but it’s nothing compared to elections around the world. Here are some of the most heated and disputed transfers of power from all over the globe.

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2017 Honduran Election

2017 Honduran Election

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In a marginally close race between Juan Orlando Hernández and Salvador Nasralla, the Honduran citizens watched with bated breath as the victor was determined on national TV by a CIA coin toss.

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2004 Ukrainian Election

2004 Ukrainian Election

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Following a tense standoff between Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, citizens were allowed to vote for whoever they wanted, as long as they were willing to be poisoned for it.

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Pretty Much Every Election On The Continent Of Africa From 1991-Present

Pretty Much Every Election On The Continent Of Africa From 1991-Present

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Okay, you might want to sit down for these.

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2019 United Kingdom General Election

2019 United Kingdom General Election

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This landslide for the Conservative Party shocked millions who, despite being plugged in politically, were totally unaware the United Kingdom was having an election that year.

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2005 Iraqi Parliamentary Election

2005 Iraqi Parliamentary Election

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This controversial election to fill 275 parliamentary seats was supposed to affirm that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was a great idea, but it did not exactly work out that way.

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2009 Liechtenstein General Election

2009 Liechtenstein General Election

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The results of this election left many in the international community wondering what exactly government officials do in a country so small.

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1952 Iranian Legislative Election

1952 Iranian Legislative Election

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When Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh persisted with plans to nationalize the oil industry, millions descended on Tehran demanding the CIA intervene.

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2015 Blaine County PTA Presidential Election

2015 Blaine County PTA Presidential Election

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Betty Johnson’s mom brought homemade fudge for the parents, but that was strictly against the rules.

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2018 Brazilian Presidential Election

2018 Brazilian Presidential Election

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After a surprise win against former president Luiz da Silva, Jair Bolsonaro retaliated against the Amazon rain forest, which had vehemently campaigned against him.

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2020 Venezuelan Presidential Election

2020 Venezuelan Presidential Election

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Maduro claimed victory in elections boycotted by the most influential opposition politicians, leading the U.S. to question their own insufficient interference tactics.

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1952 British Monarchy Coronation

1952 British Monarchy Coronation

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Cronyism was rampant during the accession of Elizabeth II to the throne.

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2000 Yugoslavian Presidential Election

2000 Yugoslavian Presidential Election

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After losing the election by only a narrow margin, Slobodan Milošević proved that a little ethnic cleansing can go a long way towards endearing yourself to voters.

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2017 People Magazine’s Sexiest Man

2017 People Magazine’s Sexiest Man

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Seriously, Blake Shelton? What the fuck?

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1978 Vatican Papal Election

1978 Vatican Papal Election

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Questions of divine nepotism were raised as power was transferred from John Paul I to his son, John Paul II.

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2006 Ugandan General Election

2006 Ugandan General Election

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President Yoweri Museveni was accused of cheating his way back to power despite him testing negative for anabolic steroids.

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1966 United Kingdom Royal Election

1966 United Kingdom Royal Election

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Although he was considered a poor fit for the role and generally unpopular, heavy governmental favoritism saw Charles be elected as Prince of Wales.

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1933 Serbian Parliamentary Election

1933 Serbian Parliamentary Election

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Take our word for it, this one was a doozy.

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1969 Outer Space Referendum

1969 Outer Space Referendum

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After landing on the moon, head of the Apollo 11 Party Neil Armstrong, declared himself the outright victor and supreme ruler of all things Moon.

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2024 U.S. Presidential Election

2024 U.S. Presidential Election

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I mean, no reason not to get a jump on this one, right?

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