Federal Party

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The Federal Party was a party in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.


The Federal Party was formed on 7 August 1953 by the leaders of the ruling parties in the three territories in order to contest the federal elections in December.[1] The elections saw the new party win 24 of the 35 seats. In the general elections in Northern Rhodesia the following year, it won ten of the twelve elected seats.[2]

In November 1957 the Federal Party merged with the United Rhodesia Party to form the United Federal Party.


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  1. Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, United Federal Party Political Parties: A Cross-National Survey
  2. "Federal Party Success In N. Rhodesia: Mining Area Victories", The Times, 19 February 1954, p7, Issue 52860