Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam has been re-instated as a candidate for the country's October Presidential elections.
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Background: Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam has been re-instated as a candidate for the country's October Presidential elections. The re-instatement order was made by the South Vietnamese Supreme Court on Saturday (August 21), reversing its earlier decision declaring his candidature invalid because of insufficient nominees. Officially, he is now the only candidate to oppose President Thief in the election--the third contender, General Duong van "Big" Minh, withdrew shortly after the first court decision on Vice-President Ky, protesting about election "irregularities". The United States Government was also reported to be unhappy about Ky's disqualification.
Vice-President Ky had 48 hours in which to decide whether to re-enter the election following yesterday's decision.
SYNOPSIS: The South Vietnam Supreme Court has re-instated Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky as a candidate in the country's October Presidential elections. The re-instatement order, issued on Saturday, reversed the same court's earlier decision to disqualify the Vice-President's candidature because he had insufficient nominees. The United States Government was reported to be unhappy about the disqualification.
Saturday's decision also gave the Vice-President 48 hours in which to re-enter the ballot. But after the verdict was announced Vice-President Ky said he would consult religious and political leaders before making his decision to re-register as a candidate.
Now, if Vice-President Ky accept's the candidature, he will be the only opposition to President Nguyen van Thieu in the election. The third contender, General Duong van Minh, withdrew from the election following the Vice-President's earlier disqualification, protesting about election "irregularities".