|‹ 1957 1962 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1960|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|February 25, 1960|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Christian Abbott||Benjamin Rhodes||Connor Blackburn|
|Party||[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]||[[National Party|Template:National Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Aden South||Ran in Aden West||Qatar Doha|
|Seats before||21||8 (Progressives and National Labour combined total)||6|
Previous Prime Minister
The 1960 South Arabian general election resulted in the Labour Party retaining a narrow majority in the Federal Assembly.
The 1960 general election was triggered by the assassination of Prime Minister Ken Burton alongside several other leading members of the cabinet, forcing Burton's successor Christian Abbott, who had unseated former Progressive Prime Minister Benjamin Rhodes in Aden South at the previous election, to call a snap election in order to gain a mandate for a new government.
The election saw the Labour Party retain a narrow majority whilst the Progressives made some gains. The election also forced the resignation of long time Progressive leader Benjamin Rhodes whose unpopularity was blamed for the party's failure to unseat the Labour government.