1950  1953
South Arabian general election, October 1950
All 35 seats to the Federal Assembly of the Federation of South Arabia
October 19, 1950 (1950-10-19)
First party Second party Third party
Leader Benjamin Rhodes Geoffrey Cooke Clement Phillips
Party [[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]] [[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]] [[National Party|Template:National Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1944 1948 1945
Leader's seat Aden South Muscat West Bahrain (Lost reelection)
Seats before 17 12
Seats won 25 5 3
Seat change +8 -7 -3
Fourth party
Leader Lucian Allard
Party [[National Labour Party|Template:National Labour Party/meta/shortname]]

Leader since 1950
Leader's seat Hadramut
Last election NA
Seats won 2
Seat change +2

Previous Prime Minister
Geoffrey Cooke
[[Labour Party|Template:Labour Party/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Benjamin Rhodes
[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]

The October 1950 general election saw the Progressive Party regain its majority in the Federal Assembly.


Following the February 1950 election the Labour Party had governed as a minority with support from the National Party, however in August the government fell when two Labour Members of the Assembly left the party to form the National Labour Party in protest at some of the governments proposed nationalisations of industry which were proposed; following this split the government lost its majority and the National Party also withdrew its support voting in favour of the Progressive Party's motion of no confidence bringing early elections.


The Progressives regained their majority in the Assembly and formed the second Progressive government.

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