This is exactly the situation with Iran as well - the elected Iranian govt is more deomocratic than GW Bush in 2000! Ahmadinejad WON an election as well, but is widely referred to (incorrectly) as an anti-democratic dictator. Same with Chavez... basically, democracy isn't important when tehy don't like your politics or what you say!
Hamas legislators won a democratic majority in elections four years agoNews Analysis - Is the Real Target Hamas Rule? - NYTimes.com