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1 Franklin D. Roosevelt's 523 electoral votes to Alf Landon's 8 electoral votes in 1936. (97% margin) 24440
2 Ronald Reagan's 525 electoral votes to Walter Mondale's 13 electoral votes in 1984. (95.2% margin) 23745
3 Theodore Roosevelt's 56.4% to Alton B. Parker's 37.6% in the 1904 presidential election 19626
4 Richard Nixon's 520 electoral votes to George McGovern's 17 electoral votes and John Hospers's 1 in 1972. (93.3% margin) 19489
5 James Monroe's 231 electoral votes to John Quincy Adams's 1 electoral vote in 1820. (99.1% margin) 4599
6 1984 - the highest number of electoral votes (Reagan 525). 2084
7 1964 - the highest percentage for winner (Lyndon Johnson 61.1%). 1618
8 The 1997 election: Labour overall majority of 179 1306
9 The 1983 election: Conservative overall majority of 144 921
10 1920 - the greatest percentage point margin in the popular vote (Harding 60.3% to Cox 34.1%). 882
11 The 2001 election: Labour overall majority of 167 876
12 The 1945 election: Labour Party overall majority of 146 853
13 1936 - the greatest electoral votes difference between winner and opponent (Roosevelt 523 to Landon 8). 838
14 The United Russia party collected 64% of votes during the 2007 Duma elections. The next highest vote total was achieved by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which received 11% of votes cast. The elections have been criticized for being unfair. 817
15 The 1918 election: Coalition overall majority of 239 647
16 The 1987 election: Conservative overall majority of 102 640
17 The 1906 election: Liberal Party overall majority of 128 (356 when assuming Labour and Irish Nationalist support) 529
18 The 1931 election: National government overall majority of 493 (including Conservative majority of 324) 463
19 The 1959 election: Conservative overall majority of 100 461
20 The 1935 election: National government overall majority of 247 428
21 The 1966 election: Labour overall majority of 98 361
22 The 1924 election: Conservative overall majority of 209 347
23 The 1900 election: Unionist overall majority of 134 327
24 Philippine presidential election, 2010: Benigno Aquino III won with 42% of the vote, with a margin of victory of 5,720,841 votes (16%) against Joseph Estrada who got 26% of the vote. 313
25 The 1895 election: Unionist overall majority of 152 273
26 Hungarian parliamentary election, 2010: The largest opposition party Fidesz won the election with 52,7% of the vote and 263 of 386 seats, gaining a two-thirds majority. 266
27 The 1886 election: Unionist (Conservative Party and Liberal Unionist Party) overall majority of 116 259
28 Canadian federal election, 1984, in which the Progressive Conservatives won 211 seats out of 282. 254
29 1996 - Liberal-National Coalition won 94 of the 148 seats in the House of Representatives 221
30 French presidential election, 2002, in which incumbent Jacques Chirac was reelected against far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen with more than 82% of all votes. 216
31 1983 - Australian Labor Party won 75 of the 125 seats in the House of Representatives 203
32 1975 - Liberal-National Coalition won 91 of the 127 seats in the House of Representatives 186
33 Canadian federal election, 1958, in which the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada won 208 seats out of 265. 155
34 1949 - Liberal-Country Coalition won 74 of the 121 seats in the House of Representatives 111
35 The 2004 presidential election was won by incumbent president Vladimir Putin with 71.3% of the vote, with closest runner-up Nikolay Kharitonov only receiving 13.7%. This is the largest margin in a Russian presidential election. 108
36 1966 - Liberal-Country Coalition won 82 of the 124 seats in the House of Representatives 101
37 British Columbia general election, 2001, in which 77 of 79 seats were won by the BC Liberal Party. 92
38 1943 - Australian Labor Party won 49 of the 74 seats in the House of Representatives 73
39 In the 2007 Presidential election, Lee Myung-bak beat his nearest rival Chung Dong-young by 22.6 percentage points, garnering 48.7% of the vote against Chung's 26.1% of the vote, while independent candidate Lee Hoi-chang came in third with 15.1% of the vote. Since the beginning of direct Presidential elections in South Korea, this election was won by the widest margin in South Korea history. However, the turnout was the lowest ever for a South Korean presidential election. 71
40 During Polish parliamentary election, 2001 Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union won 47.2% (216 Sejm seats) against closest opposition party, Civic Platform (14.1% and 65 seats). This is, to date, the biggest victory margin and is also considered a landslide (In Senate, DLA-LU won 75 of 100 seats). 65
41 Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007, in which Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador won 44 of 48 seats 65
42 1958 - Liberal-Country Coalition won 77 of the 121 seats in the House of Representatives 62
43 1929 - Australian Labor Party won 46 of the 75 seats in the House of Representatives 60
44 During Polish presidential election, 2000 incumbent Aleksander Kwaśniewski won 53.90%, avoiding (the only time in history), a second round. His closest rival, Andrzej Olechowski, won just 17.30%. In Polish politics this election, because of quick victory and large margin, is also considered a landslide; 58
45 1925 - Nationalist-Country Coalition won 51 of the 75 seats in the House of Representatives 58
46 French regional elections, 2004, in which the Socialist Party won 20 of 22 regions in metropolitan France. This feat was repeated in the French regional elections, 2010, where the Socialist Party won with an even greater margin, winning in all but 1 of the regions. 55
47 French legislative election, 1968, in which an alliance of Right and Centrist parties united in their support of President Charles de Gaulle following the massive street demonstrations of May and June 1968, won 52% of the votes and 394 MPs seats out of a total of 485, a majority of 81%. 54
48 The 1931 election stands as the greatest loss of seats for a government - 32 seats in a 74-seat parliament 53
49 1993 South Australian state election - Liberal Party, previously in opposition, won 37 of the 47 seats in the state House of Assembly. 51
50 French legislative election, 1993, in which the "Union For France" (alliance of the RPR and UDF) won 485 of 577 seats in the National Assembly. 48
51 New Brunswick general election, 1987, in which the Liberal Party of New Brunswick won every seat in the legislature. 46
52 1981 New South Wales state election - Australian Labor Party won 69 of the 99 seats in the state Legislative Assembly. 41
53 1917 - Nationalist Party won 53 of the 75 seats in the House of Representatives (the Nationalists also attained the highest primary vote (54%) to date in a federal election) 41
54 Philippine presidential election, 1953: Ramon Magsaysay won with 68% of the vote. 36
55 Philippine presidential election, 1998: Joseph Estrada won with 40% of the vote, with a margin of victory of 6,453,812 votes (24%) against Jose de Venecia who got 16% of the vote. 36
56 Philippine presidential election, 1969: Ferdinand Marcos won with 61% of the vote to be reelected as president. 34
57 French legislative election, 1919, in which the "Bloc National", an alliance of Right and Centrist parties seeking to continue the "Sacred Union" of parties which saw France through the First World War, won 433 MPs seats out of a total of 613, a majority of 70%; because of its Nationalist convictions and of the colour of the French Army uniforms at the time, this legislature was nicknamed "Chambre bleu horizon". 29
58 1933 Western Australian state election - The Labor party, previously in opposition, won 30 of the 50 seats in the state Legislative Assembly, reducing the previous party of government, the Nationalists, to minor party status. 29
59 2001 Queensland state election - Australian Labor Party won 66 of the 89 seats in the state Legislative Assembly. 21
60 1910 - Hermes da Fonseca had 65% against 35% of Ruy Barbosa 20
61 1926 - Washington Luís had 99% of the votes against 1% of Joaquim Francisco de Assis Brasil. 15
62 1894 - Prudente de Morais had 88.4% of the votes against 11.3% of Afonso Pena 11
63 Prince Edward Island general election, 1935, in which the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island under Walter Lea won every seat in the legislature, the first time in the history of the British Empire that that happened. 11
64 1902 - Rodrigues Alves had 93.3% of the votes against 6.7% of Quintino Bocaiuva 10
65 1918 - Rodrigues Alves had 99% of the votes against 1% of other 130 non-registered candidates 9
66 1898 - Campos Sales had 98.5% of the votes against 8.5% of Lauro Sodré 9
67 1906 - Afonso Pena had 98% against 2% of Lauro Sodré 8
68 1919 - Epitácio Pessoa had 71.1% of the votes against 28.9% of Ruy Barbosa 8
69 1911 Western Australian state election - The Labor party, previously in opposition, won 34 of the 50 seats in the state Legislative Assembly. 7
70 1914 - Venceslau Brás had 91.7% of votes against 8.3% of Ruy Barbosa and other non-registered candidates 6
71 Warren Harding's 60.3% to James M. Cox's 34.1% in the 1920 presidential election 6
72 1974 Queensland state election - Country-Liberal Coalition won 69 of the 82 seats in the state parliament (the Coalition's win, while overwhelming, was exaggerated by the Bjelkemander in operation in the state's electoral divisions at the time) 5
73 German federal election, 1957, in which the conservative alliance between CDU and CSU won the absolute majority of the popular vote. < 5
74 Philippine presidential election, 1981: Ferdinand Marcos won with 88% of the vote with token opposition. This is the largest margin to date. < 5
75 2002 Victorian state election - Australian Labor Party won 62 of the 88 seats in the state Legislative Assembly. < 5
76 The 1991 election: A coalition of the United Democrats of Hong Kong and the Meeting Point, together with other smaller parties, groups and independents in the pro-democracy camp, getting 17 of the 18 geographical constituency seats. < 5
77 Lyndon Johnson's 61.1% to Barry Goldwater's 38.5% in the 1964 presidential election < 5
78 1789 and 1792 - the highest percentage of Electoral College Votes (100% - George Washington was the only president to win a unanimous Electoral College victory. Washington received the maximum possible electoral votes in both the 1789 and 1792 election.) < 5
79 The 1995 election: The Democratic Party, together with other smaller parties, groups and independents in the pro-democracy camp, getting 17 of the 20 geographical constituency seats. < 5

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