landslide victory


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landslide victory

A victory in an election by a very large and decisive margin. Her candidacy was a long shot from the very beginning, so her landslide victory was a huge surprise to everyone.
See also: victory

landslide victory

a victory by a large margin; a very substantial victory, particularly in an election. The mayor won a landslide victory in the election. The younger candidate won a landslide victory in the presidential election.
See also: victory
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President of Moldova Igor Dodon has congratulated Ilham Aliyev on the landslide victory in the presidential election in Azerbaijan, said a message published on the Moldovan president's website.
Brown may have enjoyed one landslide victory but he is by no means in a position to be complacent about the hearts and minds he is yet to win over.
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A major Singapore daily on Monday expressed concern that Japan's ties with neighboring Asian countries such as China could worsen following the landslide victory of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party in Sunday's general election.
BRITAIN congratulated new Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki on his landslide victory yesterday.
Gunter Zimmer, the leading solicitor in the case, described it as a "landslide victory which drives a coach and horses through the legislation".
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 22 (ANI): With most exit polls predicting a landslide victory for the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha elections, NCP leader and former cabinet minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar will join Uddhav Thackeray's party on Wednesday.
'The countrymen always keep faith in AL government as its only goal is to develop the country ensuring transparency and accountability...AL's landslide victory is reflective of people's confidence on PM,' he said.
The PML-N is all set to form a government in AJK following last week's landslide victory. The party had swept the general elections for the 49-seat AJK Legislative Assembly, bagging 31 seats and a clear majority.
The government's top spokesman meanwhile expressed his intention to help the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan, which won a landslide victory in the election, make a smooth transition to power.
Tony Blair enjoyed a landslide victory with a swing of 10.3 per cent from the Tories to Labour.