Alliance Party (Malaysia)
|Founder||Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tan Cheng Lock
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)
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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 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
|Election||Total seats won||Total votes||Share of votes||Outcome of election||Election leader|
|1955||818,013||79.6%||51 seats; Governing coalition||Tunku Abdul Rahman|
|1959||800,944||51.8%||23 seats; Governing coalition||Tunku Abdul Rahman|
|1964||1,204,340||58.5%||15 seats; Governing coalition||Tunku Abdul Rahman|
|1969||1,063,238||50.9%||12 seats; Governing coalition||Tunku Abdul Rahman|
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