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September presidential election in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
August 8, 1967
Date of Declassification:
June 28, 1993
Type of Document:
Special memorandum
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
12 p.
The merger of the rival presidential candidacies of the two principal military leaders, Chief of State Thieu and Premier Ky, into a single slate headed by Thieu has caused significant changes in the atmosphere of South Vietnamese politics. The combined military slate itself is likely to end military factionalism, at least until after the election. Moreover, the withdrawal of Premier Ky's candidacy for the top post has lessened the prospects that north-south regional rivalries will affect the coming campaign. At the same time, however, the joint slate portends a sharpened military-civilian clash during the election period, and raises some questions about effective cooperation of the two groups in the future.
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