|‹ 1946 October 1950 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1950|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|February 11, 1950|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Benjamin Rhodes||Geoffrey Cooke||Clement Phillips|
|Party||[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]||[[National Party|Template:National Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Aden South||Muscat West||Bahrain|
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The 1950 South Arabian general election was the seconde election to the Federal Assembly and resulted in a hung parliament.
For the previous four years South Arabia had been governed by the Progressive Party however the government received large amounts of criticism for the substantial role the Governor General T. E. Lawrence still played in the governing of the federation, with many claiming that the government was enabling him to take such actions.
The election resulted in a hung Parliament in which the Progressive Party was one seat off a majority however the National Party decided to support a Labour government leading to the first South Arabian Labour government. But this government fell in August, prompting early elections. Write the second section of your page here.