The Electoral College elects Balthasar Johannes (John) Vorster as State President by 173 votes to the nineteen cast for Sir de

Friday, 29 September 1978

The Electoral College elects Balthasar Johannes (John) Vorster as State President by 173 votes to the nineteen cast for Sir de Villiers Graaff, former Leader of the opposition, nominated by the New Republic Party and the twelve cast for Professor G. Bozzoli, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, proposed by the Progressive Federal Party.

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•  Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds) (1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood

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