1946  October 1950
South Arabian general election, 1950
All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia
February 11, 1950 (1950-02-11)
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 since 1944 1948 1945
Leader's seat Aden South Muscat West Bahrain
Seats before 21 9
Seats won 17 12 6
Seat change -4 +3 +1

Previous Prime Minister
Benjamin Rhodes
[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Geoffrey Cooke
[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]

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.

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