- South African general election, 1981
During the 1981 South African general election, the National Party achieved another
landslidevictory, winning 131 of 165 seats in parliament. Meanwhile the Progressive Federal Party- led since 1979by Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, an Afrikaner- increased its representation in the House of Assemblyto 26 seats, thus consolidating its position as the official opposition.
Herstigte Nasionale Party(HNP), which representented the right-wing conservative Afrikaners, received 13,1% of the popular vote but did not gain any seats in Parliament.
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