The Canberra Times contains this gem:
What would the wizards and witches in the Ministry of Magic have thought and done when Voldemort revived his quest for power? Did they have their own version of the APS Values or Code of Conduct? Did they instruct officials to remain apolitical and to serve the government/Dark Lord of The Day?
This is from an op-ed by former public servant Michael Mazengarb explaining why he has resigned from the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator following the election of the Abbott government.
While not having read the Harry Potter books I had the impression Lord Voldemort came to power in a coup d’ etat – perhaps he was elected though; it seems like such a trivial distinction when you’re saving the world from the forces of darkness.