1912 Chinese provisional presidential election

The 1912 Chinese provisional presidential election were the elections held on 15 February and 20 February 1912 in Nanjing for the second provisional President and Vice President of China.

1912 Chinese provisional presidential elections

← 1911 15 & 20 February 1912 1913 →
Nominee Yuan Shikai
Party Independent
Electoral vote 17
Percentage 100%

President before election

Sun Yat-sen

Elected President

Yuan Shikai

After the Wuchang Uprising on 10 October 1911, Yuan Shikai, the powerful military officer was reappointed to lead the Beiyang Army by the Qing court. Yuan realized that Manchu's days were numbered and decided to establish a government himself.[1] He attacked the revolutionaries to show his power, however left the negotiations open. After the revolutionaries promised him the presidency, he pressed the Qing court to abdicate. On 12 February 1912, the court authorized Yuan to organize a provisional republican government. Three days later, the incumbent provisional president Sun Yat-sen resigned and urged the National Assembly to elect Yuan.

Yuan Shikai and Li Yuan-hung were elected as President and Vice-President respectively. Yuan sworn in on 10 March 1912 and moved to government to Beijing.

Results edit

President edit

Yuan ShikaiIndependent17100.00

Vice-President edit

Li YuanhongIndependent17100.00

See also edit

Citations edit

  1. ^ Hu, Shaohua (2000). Explaining Chinese Democratization. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 47.

References edit

  • 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