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|Rhdesia and Nyasaland general election, 1980|
|All 105 seats to the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federal Assembly|
|May 8, 1980|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Tamandani Ihejirika||Roy Bennett||Ian Smith|
|Party||[[People's Freedom Party|Template:People's Freedom Party/meta/shortname]]||[[United Federal Party|Template:United Federal Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Rhodesia Front|Template:Rhodesia Front/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Bulawayo South||Salisbury Central||Selukwe (lost reelection)|
|Last election||(Did not Contest)||45||40|
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The 1980 Rhodesia Nyasaland general election was the first held following the establishment of one person one vote..
The 1980 general election was the first election held following the transition to majority rule by the Bennett government, this resulted in the rise of the People's Freedom Party which had widespread support amongst the indigenous population who had been unable to vote in previous elections.
The election was a decisive victory for the PFP who won 61 seats, enabling Tamandani Therjirka to become Rhodesia Nyasaland's first Indigenous Prime Minister, whilst the Rhodesia Front was reduced to just one seat. Write the second section of your page here.