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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 8, 2009
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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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