South Vietnamese parliamentary election, 1963

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Parliamentary elections were held in South Vietnam on 27 September 1963.[1] All but three of the 123 seats in the National Assembly were won by President Ngo Dinh Diem's regime. Three seats were won by the opposition Social Democratic Party and the Dai Viet Progressive Party. As the elections took place during the Buddhist crisis, the government allowed elements of the opposition to stand during the elections as one of the concessions to Buddhist protest leaders. However, due to the 1963 South Vietnamese coup, the National Assembly was not able to convene for its first inaugural session and was forced to dissolve by the military.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
National Revolutionary Movement 66
Citizens' Assembly 18
Workers' Party 10
Movement to Win and Preserve Freedom 7
Social Democratic Party 2
Dai Viet Progressive Party 1
Pro-government Independents 19
Invalid/blank votes
Total 123
Source: Keesing's Research Review.


  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., p337