List of controversial elections

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1934 Italian general election: Facade in Rome, with Mussolini's face and the word "SI" (yes) repeated.

This is a list of controversial elections arranged by continent and date.

By continent[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Central America[edit]

Europe[edit]

2011–2013 Russian protests were motivated by claims that the election process was flawed.

Middle East[edit]

North America[edit]

This is a list of notable elections involving accusations of direct voter fraud or in which the results were procedurally contested, extensively protested, or recognized as fraudulent by a reliable international organization.

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

Examples of electoral fraud[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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