ElectionGudie

May 9, 2018 Confirmed

12,299,514
Voted
Malaysia

Malaysia

Election for Dewan Rakyat (Malaysian House of Representatives)

Results

Cast Votes:12,299,514
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Sabah Heritage Party 8 None

Independents/Others 4 None

National Front 79 None

Alliance of Hope 113 None

Malaysian Islamic Party 18 None

More Info:

Malaysia: House of Representatives, 9 May 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 222 seats in the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King Tuanku ABDUL HALIM Mu'adzam Shah
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Najib RAZAK*
  • Assembly: Malaysia has a bicameral Parliament (Parlimen) consisting of the Senate (Dewan Negara) with 70 seats and the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) with 222 seats.

* Current Prime Minister Mahathir MOHAMAD was elected in this election.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is elected by hereditary state rulers.
  • Prime Minister is designated by parliament.
  • In the Senate (Dewan Negara), 44 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 3-year terms 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 direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

* 44 seats appointed by paramount ruler, 26 elected by 13 state legislatures

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: National Front / Barisan Nasional (BN)*
    • Leader: Najib RAZAK
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 79
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 133
  • Coalition: Alliance of Hope / Pakatan Harapan (PH)**
    • Leader: Mahathir MOHAMAD
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 113
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Malaysian Islamic Party / Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS)
    • Leader: Hadi AWANG
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 18
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Sabah Heritage Party / Parti Warisan Sabah
    • Leader: Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal 
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 8
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Independent(s): Independents/Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0

* United Malays National Organization (UMNO) leads the BN Coalition. Other members of the coalition include the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), United Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB), Sarawak People's Party (PRS), Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP), Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), United Sabah Party (PBS), People's Progressive Party (PPP), United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO), Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan), Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and United Sabah People's Party (PBRS).
** People's Justice Party (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP), National Trust Party (PAN / TRUST), and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), are the parties in the PH Coalition. Several other parties, including United Pasokmo­mo­gun Kadazandusun Murut Organi­sa­­tion (UPKO) and Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN), have strategic partnerships with the coalition.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 29,465,372 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 13,268,002 (April 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 14,247,069 (2013)

·         Is Malaysia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Malaysia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (5 July 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 23 (House of Representatives) (following the 2013 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 62 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Malaysia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (8 April 2008)

·         Has Malaysia ratified CRPD: Yes (19 July 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 4,419,8052 (est.)