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Malaysia

Malaysia

30,949,962 4

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

13,268,002 74.98%

Registered Voters (as of April 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Malaysian House of Representatives Dewan Rakyat Lower House
Malaysian Senate Dewan Negara Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King MUHAMMAD V
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Najib Razak
  • Assembly: Malaysia has a bicameral Parliament (Parlimen 马来西亚国会) consisting of the Senate (Dewan Negara) with 70 seats and the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) with 222 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is elected by hereditary state rulers to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is designated by parliament.
  • In the Senate (Dewan Negara), 44 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 3-year terms with a two-term limit and 26 members are elected by the state legislatures to serve 3-year terms. In the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) 222 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Malaysian House of Representatives 1999-11-29 6,655,348 9,694,156 68.65%
Malaysian House of Representatives 2004-03-21 7,209,948 9,756,097 73.9%
Malaysian House of Representatives 2008-03-08 7,944,274 10,922,139 72.74%
Malaysian House of Representatives 2013-05-05 11,226,133 13,268,002 84.61%

Voter Turnout