ElectionGudie

March 8, 2008 Held

7,944,274
Voted
Malaysia

Malaysia

Election for Dewan Rakyat (Malaysian House of Representatives)

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,944,274
Valid Votes:7,878,875
Invalid Votes:65,399

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Malaysian Indian Congress - - -

United Sabah Party - - -

People's Progressive Party - - -

Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party - - -

Democratic Action Party - - -

Islamic Party of Malaysia - - -

United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation - - -

Liberal Democratic Party - - -

Non-partisans/Others - - -

United Traditional Bumiputera Party - - -

Sabah Progressive Party - - -

Sarawak People's Party - - -

People's Justice Party - - -

United Malays National Organization - - -

Sarawak United People's Party - - -

Malaysian Chinese Association - - -

Malaysian People's Movement Party - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Sultan MIZAN Zainal Abidin
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister ABDULLAH bin Ahmad Badawi
  • 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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Sultan 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 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.

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 27,197,419 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 10,740,227 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,208,718 (2008)

·         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: 24 (House of Representatives) (following the 2008 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: 4,079,612 (est.)