1971 South Vietnamese presidential election

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1971 South Vietnamese presidential election

← 1967 2 October 1971
  Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.jpg
Nominee Nguyễn Văn Thiệu
Party NSDF
Running mate Trần Văn Hương
Popular vote 5,971,114
Percentage 100%

Presidential elections were held in South Vietnam on 2 October 1971.[1] After two opposition candidates boycotted the election, incumbent President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was the only candidate, receiving 100% of the vote.[2] Turnout was reported to be 87.9%. Thiệu's victory in this election would officially mark his second term in office.


Candidate Votes %
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu 5,971,114 100
Invalid/blank votes 356,517
Total 6,327,631 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,192,660 87.9
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p331 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p338