The 1963 South Arabian general election resulted in a majority for the Progressive Party.
|‹ 1962 1967 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1963|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|January 4, 1963|
|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 1962 election had produced a hung parliament in which the Progressive's were the largest party but were locked out of government by a coalition of Labour and National Parties.
However, toward the end of the year fractures began to appear between the two parties and these differences came to a head when the nationals joined the Progressives in voting against the budget, forcing Prime Minister Christian Abbott to call an early election.
The election saw the Progressives win a majority whilst the Nationals were punished for their forcing of a snap election leading to them losing seven of their ten seats and forcing the resignation of leader Connor Blackburn.