Transvaal presidential election, 1883

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Presidential elections were held in Transvaal on 16 April 1883.[1] The election was held after the country's triumvarate leadership, consisting of Paul Kruger, Piet Joubert and Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, was abolished.[1] The result was a victory for Kruger, who was sworn in on 9 May.[1]


Candidate Votes %
Paul Kruger 3,431 74.5
Piet Joubert 1,171 25.5
Total 4,602 100
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica[2]


  1. ^ a b c Paul Kruger is elected President South African History Online
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica 1911, p522