SOUTH VIET NAM: And Then There Were Two

The filing deadline for South Viet Nam's presidential elections came last week, and Nguyen Cao Ky's chances went. In what one U.S. embassy official described as "the most critical week of the election," President Nguyen Van Thieu managed to eliminate his Vice President from the October balloting. South Viet Nam's Supreme Court ruled provisionally that Ky was ineligible to run because he lacked a sufficient number of certified endorsements. If the Thieu-controlled court confirms that decision, as is virtually certain, there will be a two-man contest between Thieu and General Duong Van...

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