August 31, 1970 : Thieu government maintains control of Senate

Introduction

In South Vietnam, antigovernment Buddhist candidates appear to win 10 of 30 Senate seats contested in the previous day’s election. However, the Senate as a whole remained in the firm control of conservative, pro-government supporters. Catholics still held 50 percent of the Senate seats, even though they constituted only 10 percent of the population of South Vietnam.

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August 31, 1970 : Thieu government maintains control of Senate

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  • Year Published

    2009

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    August 31, 1970 : Thieu government maintains control of Senate

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-government-maintains-control-of-senate

  • Access Date

    December 11, 2017

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