8 October

General Pervez Musharraf might have won 98 per cent of the votes (671 out of 685 cast by national and provincial assemblies) to secure re-election as Pakistan's president over the weekend. But he's still short of the biggest election victory ever.
October 2009

That dubious honour probably belongs to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. On this day in 1962 the Korean government announced that a 100 per cent turnout in the election for the Supreme People's Assembly had resulted in a 100 per cent vote for the Korean Workers Party.






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