September 03, 1967 : Thieu-Ky ticket wins national election

Introduction

In South Vietnam’s national election, General Nguyen Van Thieu wins a four-year term as president with former Premier Nguyen Cao Ky as vice-president. They received only 34.8 percent of the votes cast, but the rest were divided among 10 other candidates. There were many allegations of corruption during the election, including charges of ballot rigging, but a favorable impression of the election process was reported by 22 prominent Americans who visited Vietnam as election observers. The Johnson administration cited the elections, held in the midst of war, as evidence that South Vietnam was maturing as a democratic nation.

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September 03, 1967 : Thieu-Ky ticket wins national election

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    September 03, 1967 : Thieu-Ky ticket wins national election

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-ky-ticket-wins-national-election

  • Access Date

    October 20, 2017

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