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Republic of China presidential election, 1923

Republic of China presidential election, 1923

5 October 1923

 
Nominee Cao Kun
Party Zhili Clique
Electoral vote 480
Percentage 81.36%

President before election

Gao Lingwei (acting)
Nonpartisan

Elected President

Cao Kun
Zhili Clique

The 1923 Republic of China Presidential Election was the election held on 5 October 1923 in Beijing for the third term of the President of the Republic of China. Zhili warlord Cao Kun won the election through bribery.

The capital was under control of the Zhili Clique after the Zhili-Anhui War. In 1922 the Zhili warlords Wu Peifu and Cao Kun restored the "old" parliament elected in 1912. Cao bribed the congressmen to elect him President. The bribery scandal led to the collapse of Cao's presidency and dismissal of the parliament on 24 November 1924,[1] after the Cao's defeat in the Second Zhili-Fengtian War in 1924.

Contents

  • Vote summary 1
    • Presidential election 1.1
  • See also 2
  • Citations 3
  • References 4

Vote summary

Presidential election

Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Zhili Clique Cao Kun 480 81.36%
Kuomintang Sun Yat-sen 33 6.875%
Total 590 100.00%

See also

Citations

  1. ^

References

  • 中央選舉委員會,中華民國選舉史,台北:中央選舉委員會印行,1987年
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