You might think the U.S. political system is crazy after the 2020 election, but it’s nothing compared to elections around the world. Here are some of the most heated and disputed transfers of power from all over the globe.
In a marginally close race between Juan Orlando Hernández and Salvador Nasralla, the Honduran citizens watched with bated breath as the victor was determined on national TV by a CIA coin toss.
Following a tense standoff between Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, citizens were allowed to vote for whoever they wanted, as long as they were willing to be poisoned for it.
Okay, you might want to sit down for these.
This landslide for the Conservative Party shocked millions who, despite being plugged in politically, were totally unaware the United Kingdom was having an election that year.
This controversial election to fill 275 parliamentary seats was supposed to affirm that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was a great idea, but it did not exactly work out that way.
The results of this election left many in the international community wondering what exactly government officials do in a country so small.
When Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh persisted with plans to nationalize the oil industry, millions descended on Tehran demanding the CIA intervene.
Betty Johnson’s mom brought homemade fudge for the parents, but that was strictly against the rules.
After a surprise win against former president Luiz da Silva, Jair Bolsonaro retaliated against the Amazon rain forest, which had vehemently campaigned against him.
Maduro claimed victory in elections boycotted by the most influential opposition politicians, leading the U.S. to question their own insufficient interference tactics.
Cronyism was rampant during the accession of Elizabeth II to the throne.
After losing the election by only a narrow margin, Slobodan Milošević proved that a little ethnic cleansing can go a long way towards endearing yourself to voters.
Seriously, Blake Shelton? What the fuck?
Questions of divine nepotism were raised as power was transferred from John Paul I to his son, John Paul II.
President Yoweri Museveni was accused of cheating his way back to power despite him testing negative for anabolic steroids.
Although he was considered a poor fit for the role and generally unpopular, heavy governmental favoritism saw Charles be elected as Prince of Wales.
Take our word for it, this one was a doozy.
After landing on the moon, head of the Apollo 11 Party Neil Armstrong, declared himself the outright victor and supreme ruler of all things Moon.
I mean, no reason not to get a jump on this one, right?