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 since 1960 1955 1954
Leader's seat Hadhramaut Aden South Qatar Doha
Seats before 11 18 6
Seats after 15 10 10
Seat change +4 -8 +4

Previous Prime Minister
Christian Abbott
[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister
Christian Abbott
[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]


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.

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