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Rhodesia and Nyasaland general election, 1956 (Fascist Coup Britain)

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1952  1960
Rhdesia and Nyasaland general election, 1956
All 75 seats to the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federal Assembly
May 3, 1956 (1956-05-03)
First party Second party Third party
Leader Roy Welensky William Eastwood Collin Outerridge
Party [[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]] [[Rhodesia Labour Party|Template:Rhodesia Labour Party/meta/shortname]] [[Dominion Party|Template:Dominion Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1956 1949 1945
Leader's seat Broken Hill Matopo Hartley
Last election 47 8 9
Seats won 49 14 6
Seat change +2 +6 -3
Fourth party
Leader Jacob Smit
Party Liberal Party


Leader since 1936
Leader's seat Salisbury Central
Last election 5
Seats won 5
Seat change 0

Previous Prime Minister
Roy Welensky
[[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Roy Welensky
[[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]]

The 1956 Rhodesia Nyasaland general election resulted in a sixth consecutive majority for the United Federal Party now under the leadership of Roy Welensky following the retirement of longtime Prime Minister Godfrey Huggins.

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