The 1971 South Arabian general election resulted in a hung parliament.
|‹ 1967 1972 ›|
|South Arabian general election, 1971|
|All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia|
|January 9, 1971|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Joseph Read||Christian Abbott||Preston Garner|
|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||Musandam|
Previous Prime Minister
The election saw the Progressives maintain their position as the largest party in Parliament but being shut out of government by an agreement between the Labour and National parties. However the government would last for less than a year.