Cambodian presidential election, 1972

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Cambodian presidential election, 1972
Khmer Republic
4 June 1972
Turnout 57.6%
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Candidate Lon Nol In Tam Keo An
Party Social Republican Democratic Republican
Popular vote 578,560 257,496 217,174
Percentage 54.9% 24.4% 20.6%

President before election

Lon Nol
Social Republican

Elected President

Lon Nol
Social Republican

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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