What is landslide majority?
What is landslide majority? As Arvind Kejriwal celebrates a historic victory the word that is used in superlatives is landslide majority.
As Arvind Kejriwal celebrates a historic victory the word that is used in superlatives is landslide majority. Landslide victory is an electoral victory in a political system, when one candidate or party receives an overwhelming majority of the votes or seats in the elected body, thus all but utterly eliminating the opponents. This is precisely what Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did to Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Tuesday. The winning party has garnered more voters than usual, and a landslide victory is often seen in hindsight as a turning point in people's views on political matters, as for instance when Janata Party won the 1977 General Elections after the Emergency or when Telugu Desam Party swept to power in Andhra Pradesh and the AGP in Assam. Part of the reason for a landslide victory is sometimes a bandwagon effect, as a significant number of people may decide to vote for the party which is in the lead in the pre-election opinion polls, regardless of its politics. The term is borrowed from geology, where a landslide takes almost everything with it on its way.