1963 South Vietnamese parliamentary election

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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 Ngô Đình Diệm'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]


National Revolutionary Movement66–12
Citizens' Assembly18New
Workers' Party10New
Movement to Win and Preserve Freedom7New
Social Democratic Party2–1
Dai Viet Progressive Party1New
Pro-government independents19–13
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