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What do you think is the most boring election result?


Timur

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

The election we just had up here was not exactly "boring," if you lived in Canada. But maybe you don't grasp that... 🙄

 

Maybe. I just think the 2019 one looks more interesting, and the results weren't very dramatic.

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Just now, Patine said:

The 2021 Canadian Federal Election was more rife with frustration and mudslinging than 2019, including instances of violence at campaign stops (even if minor compared to some countries). That's not quite a, "boring," election.

Boring election result

I expected more seat changes...

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Just now, Timur said:

Boring election result

I expected more seat changes...

That being said, that is merely my perspective. I don't live there so I'm probably wrong. I will just assume you're correct.

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

I definitely think my examples fit, too. In fact, why didn't you come up with any of my list first, out of curiosity?

I definitely agree with you on Singapore and Japan (except the election where the Liberal Democrats lost a lot of seats).

Also, I agree with many states (the Southern states in particular - when one party dominated them)

As for South Korean election, you could say the late 80s. The early 1980s "elections" aren't that interesting. I disagree with you in 1956, 1963, 1967, and 1971.

I didn't mention them because I just didn't feel the need to talk about them, that's all.

My first post was quickly written. I didn't take much time and just gave two examples.

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Definitely the recent Canadian election. Maybe the US 2012 election as well. 2012 was the first election I remember watching a lot, and while the campaign was a ride, the GE season was relatively chill. Compared to 2016 and 2021 lol. 

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The 1984 election is weirdly fascinating.  Mondale basically conceded the presidency early on and he and Ferraro spent most of the campaign in areas with competitive down ticket races, cutting Reagan's coattails.  The result was a much smaller than expected gain for the GOP in the House and a Dem gain of two senate seats.

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6 hours ago, Patine said:

1988 in Canada being so dull was a bit ironic, given 1993, the following Federal election, was the biggest set of seat turnovers Federally in Canadian electoral history.

The 1984 Canadian election looks very interesting though.

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10 hours ago, Patine said:

Yes, the biggest majority by a single party in Canadian history. A huge boost was at the only leaders' debate in the election, where Mulroney pressed Turner on approving many sponsorship appointments above and beyond those left approved, but yet to be confirmed, from Pierre Elliott Trudeau's retirement not long before. Mulroney asked twice, firmly, "you, sir, had a choice to do what was right for the Canadian people and integrity of government, and you chose not to. Why?" Turner weakly replied both times, "I had no choice." Ironically, though, on election night, Mulroney made 240+ patronage appointments THAT NIGHT!

I have to say while I would be NDP inclined in Canada, Turner is one of the few Liberals who I would have fully supported, opposition to NAFTA being the main reason. I also would have supported Lester Pearson

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