Colonial Council elections were held in French Cochinchina on 3 March 1935.[1]

Electoral system

The 24 members of the Colonial Council consisted of ten members elected by French citizens, ten by Vietnamese who were classed as French subjects, two by the Chamber of Commerce and two by the Chamber of Agriculture.[2]


Amongst the Vietnamese electorate, the La Lutte group received 17% of the vote,[3] although they failed to win a seat.[4]


  1. ^ Justin Corfield (2014) Historical Dictionary of Ho Chi Minh City, Anthem Press, pxxi
  2. ^ Paul H. Kratoska (2001) South East Asia, Colonial History: High imperialism (1890s-1930s), Taylor & Francis, p311
  3. ^ Robert Jackson Alexander (1991) International Trotskyism, 1929-1985: A Documented Analysis of the Movement, Duke University Press, 1 Jan 1991, p962
  4. ^ K W Taylor (2013) A History of the Vietnamese, Cambridge University Press, p515