1972  1980
Rhdesia and Nyasaland general election, 1976
All 85 seats to the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federal Assembly
May 6, 1976 (1976-05-06)
First party Second party
Leader Roy Bennett Ian Smith
Party [[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]] [[Rhodesia Front|Template:Rhodesia Front/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1968 1969
Leader's seat Ran in Salisbury Central Selukwe
Last election 27 58
Seats won 45 40
Seat change +18 -18

Previous Prime Minister
Ian Smith
[[Rhodesia Front|Template:Rhodesia Front/meta/shortname]]

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

The 1972 Rhodesia Nyasaland general election saw the United Federal Party regain power after 12 years in opposition, after which it would implement a policy of one person one vote thereby ending the previous system whereby the majority of the population was unable to vote.

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