1872 Transvaal presidential election

Presidential elections were held in the South African Republic in 1872.[1] The result was a victory for Thomas François Burgers,[2] who defeated the "Afrikanerised" Englishman William Robinson,[3] who had been supported by Paul Kruger.[4] Burgers was sworn in as President on 27 June.[5]

1872 Transvaal presidential election

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Nominee Thomas François Burgers William Robinson
Popular vote 2,964 388
Percentage 88.42% 11.58%

President before election

Daniel Jacobus Erasmus

Elected President

Thomas François Burgers

Results edit

Thomas François Burgers2,96488.42
William Robinson38811.58
Source: Debroey

References edit

  1. ^ John Noble (1896) Illustrated official handbook of the Cape and South Africa J.C. Juta & Co, p463
  2. ^ Steven Debroey (1989) South Africa to the sources of apartheid
  3. ^ Marq De Villiers (1988) White tribe dreaming: apartheid's bitter roots as witnessed by eight generations of an Afrikaner family Viking
  4. ^ Jeremy Lawrence (2001) Buccaneer: a biography of Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, first Baronet Gryphon Press, p48
  5. ^ Alan Patrick Cartwright (1973) Valley of gold Timmins, p25