Charts & Graphs

In a Landslide

Questionable margins of victory.

  • Black-and-white photograph of Benito Mussolini looking to the right


    Led by Benito Mussolini, the Fascist Party sweeps the national vote in the 1929 Italian election, securing every parliamentary seat in the Chamber of Deputies.

  • Color photograph of Nursultan Nazarbayev


    After being elected the first post-Soviet president of Kazakhstan in 1991, Nursultan Nazarbayev repeats his victory in five subsequent elections. In 2015 he wins 97.7 percent of the vote, his last term before retiring in 2019.

  • Black-and-white photograph of Rafael Trujillo


    During the 1930 presidential election in the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo proclaims victory with 223,731 votes. His opponents receive a combined tally of 1,883 votes.

  • A black-and-white photograph of Joseph Stalin wearing a cap


    The night before the Soviet Union’s 1937 legislative election, in which his All-Union Communist Party triumphs, Joseph Stalin is hailed by crowds in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater as “the creator of the Soviet Constitution, the most democratic in the world!”

  • Black-and-white photograph of David Dacko


    In the Central African Republic’s 1964 presidential election, David Dacko runs unopposed, carrying the popular vote 682,607 to 215. The following year he is deposed in a military coup led by Jean-Bédel Bokassa.

  • A color illustration of Kim Il Sung


    According to the Central Election Committee, a coalition led by Kim Il Sung’s Workers’ Party unanimously wins North Korea’s 1972 election, with 100 percent voter turnout.