Cambodian presidential election, 1972

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Presidential elections were held for the first, and to date only time in Cambodia on 4 June 1972, following the toppling of the monarchy and the declaration of the Khmer Republic in the 1970 coup. The result was a victory for Lon Nol, who won 54.9% of the vote. Voter turnout was 57.6%.[1]


Candidate Party Votes %
Lon Nol Social Republican Party 578,560 54.9
In Tam Democratic Party 257,496 24.4
Keo An Republican Party 217,174 20.6
Invalid/blank votes 6,275
Total 1,059,505 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p76 ISBN 0-19-924959-8