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|‹ October 1950 1957 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1953|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|June 13, 1953|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Benjamin Rhodes||Geoffrey Cooke||Lucian Allard|
|Party||[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]||[[National Labour Party|Template:National Labour Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Aden South||Muscat West||Hadramut|
|Party|| [[National Party|Template:National Party/meta/shortname]]
|Leader's seat||Bahrain (Lost election)|
Previous Prime Minister
The 1953 South Arabian election saw a hung Parliament with the Progressives as the largest party.
Following the October 1950 general election the Progressive government once again came under criticism for the role played by T. E. Lawrence in the governing of the Federation; these criticisms came to a head when Prime Minister Benjamin Rhodes called snap elections over the issue in order to gain a mandate to force Lawrence from office.
The election resulted in a hung Parliament however the Progressives remained in power by forming a coalition with the National Labour Party.