Alliance Party (Malaysia)

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Alliance Party
Founder Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tan Cheng Lock
V.T. Sambanthan
Founded 1951
30 October 1957 (as fully registered)
Dissolved 1 July 1973
Succeeded by Barisan Nasional
Membership United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
Ideology Nationalism, Conservatism
Politics of Malaysia
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The Alliance Party (Malay: Parti Perikatan) was a political coalition in Malaysia. Formed in 1951, it successfully gained the majority of seats available for contest in the first election for the Federal Legislative Council held in 1955 in what was then the British protectorate of the Federation of Malaya.

The Alliance Party, whose membership comprised UMNO, MCA and MIC, was formally registered as a political organisation on 30 October 1957.

The Alliance Party is credited with winning Malayan independence from British rule, on 31 August 1957 and securing the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963.

In 1973, the Alliance Party was replaced by Barisan Nasional.

General election results[edit]

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
51 / 52
818,013 79.6% Increase51 seats; Governing coalition Tunku Abdul Rahman
74 / 104
800,944 51.8% Decrease23 seats; Governing coalition Tunku Abdul Rahman
89 / 104
1,204,340 58.5% Increase15 seats; Governing coalition Tunku Abdul Rahman
77 / 144
1,063,238 50.9% Decrease12 seats; Governing coalition Tunku Abdul Rahman

See also[edit]