August 30, 1970 : Elections held in South Vietnam

Introduction

An estimated 6 million South Vietnamese cast ballots for 30 seats at stake in the Senate elections. While the voting was going on, Communist forces attacked at least 14 district towns, a provincial capital, and several polling places. Fifty-five civilians were reported killed and 140 wounded.

Article Details:

August 30, 1970 : Elections held in South Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 30, 1970 : Elections held in South Vietnam

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elections-held-in-south-vietnam

  • Access Date

    December 15, 2017

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    A+E Networks