United Front (1967–1969, Kerala)

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United Front
E. M. S. Namboodiripad.jpg
Date formed6 March 1967 (1967-03-06)
Date dissolved24 October 1969 (1969-10-24)
People and organisations
Chief MinisterE. M. S. Namboodiripad
Member parties
Status in legislatureMajority (coalition)
117 / 133
Election(s)Assembly Election, 1967
PredecessorR. Sankar ministry
SuccessorC. Achutha Menon ministry

United Front or the Seven Party Alliance (Malayalam: Saptha Kakshi Munnani) was an alliance of seven political parties in Kerala state, India, which won the 1967 Kerala Legislative Assembly election and formed the Second E. M. S. Namboodiripad ministry.[1] It was led by the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) and the members of the coalition were:[2][3]

Seats won Seats contested %
Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) 52 59 23.51
Communist Party of India (CPI) 19 22 08.57
Sanghata Socialist Party (SSP) 19 21 08.40
Muslim League (MUL) 14 15 06.75
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) INDEPENDENTS
Karshaka Thozhilali Party (KTP)
Kerala Socialist Party (KSP)

The coalition had a comfortable majority of 117 members out of 133 (including 4 independents). E. M. S. Namboodiripad (CPIM) was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time on 6 March 1967. But before completing 30 months, internal dissensions surfaced and the government fell 32 months after assuming power, on 24 October 1969.

Second Namboodiripad ministry[edit]

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  1. ^ Koshi, Luke; Balan, Saritha S. (19 June 2017). "Kerala Chronicles: When a Coalition of Seven Political Parties Came Together Only to Fall Apart". The News Minute.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1967 to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1967 to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala" (PDF). Retrieved 16 June 2022.