The most brutal of all modern day ldeaders, Adolf Hitler, was elected democratically in elections in 1932 and 33.
The leader with most blood on his hands among those of post independence SL, Mahinda Rajapakse, was elected democratically in 2005:))
LTTE elected MR.
That is what LTTE wanted that is what LTTE got.
Hitler more or less captured power.
In the presidential election held on March 13, 1932, there were four candidates: the incumbent, Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg, Hitler, and two minor candidates, Ernst Thaelmann and Theodore Duesterberg. The results were:
Hindenburg 49.6 percent
Hitler 30.1 percent
Thaelmann 13.2 percent
Duesterberg 6.8 percent
At the risk of belaboring the obvious, almost 70 percent of the German people voted against Hitler, causing his supporter Joseph Goebbels, who would later become Hitler s minister of propaganda, to lament in his journal, We re beaten terrible outlook. Party circles badly depressed and dejected.
Since Hindenberg had not received a majority of the vote, however, a runoff election had to be held among the top three vote-getters. On April 19, 1932, the runoff results were:
Hindenburg 53.0 percent
Hitler 36.8 percent
Thaelmann 10.2 percent
Thus, even though Hitler s vote total had risen, he still had been decisively rejected by the German people.
Edited By - peacemakerSri - 14 Apr 2008 05:05:42