South Vietnamese presidential election, 1961

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Presidential elections were held in South Vietnam on 9 April 1961.[1] The result was a victory for Ngo Dinh Diem, who won 89% of the vote.


Candidate Votes %
Ngo Dinh Diem 89
Nguyen Dinh Quat 7
Ho Nhut Tan 4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
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