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The 1962 South Arabian general election resulted in a hung parliament.
|‹ 1960 1963 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1962|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|August 14, 1962|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Joseph Read||Christian Abbott||Connor Blackburn|
|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||Hadhramaut||Aden South||Qatar Doha|
Previous Prime Minister
The election was held following the assassination of Labour Party mp for Dubai West Jacob Lincoln, with a Progressive victory in the by election looking highly likely Abbott chose instead to call an early election rather than face a minority government.
The election saw a hung parliament in which the Progressives were the largest party but found themselves shut out of government by a coalition of Labour and National Parties, however this coalition would collapse by the end of the year paving the way for fresh elections.