Malaysian House of Representatives 2018 voting live

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Malaysian House of Representatives 2018 Results Voting Live

Malaysian House of Representatives Dates 2018

Malaysian House of Representatives : 31 MAY 2018

Elections in Malaysia exist at two levels: federal level and state level. Federal level elections are those for membership in the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of Parliament, while state-level elections are for membership in the various State Legislative Assemblies. The heads of the executive branch at both the federal and state levels, the Prime Minister and Menteri Besar/Chief Ministers respectively, are indirectly elected, usually filled by a member of the majority party/coalition in the respective legislatures.

Malaysian House of Representatives 2018 Voting live

Malaysian House of Representatives Voting Live 2018 

1.At the federal level, voters elect the 222-member House of Representatives (Malay: Dewan Rakyat, literally "Hall of the People") of the bicameral Parliament. Members are elected from single-member constituencies drawn based on population using the first past the post system. 

2.The Constitution of Malaysia requires that a general election must be held at least once every five years. However, the Prime Minister can ask the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to dissolve the Parliament at any time before this five-year period has expired.

Electoral system of Malaysia

Elections are supervised by a seven-member Election Commission. Its members are appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong following the advice of the Prime Minister.

Nomination centres are set up in various locations by the Election Commission to allow candidates to register themselves. Typically any Malaysian citizen may register as a candidate as long as he is not disqualified from doing so. He or she does so by filing the appropriate forms and placing a monetary deposit. The deposit was RM5000 to contest a parliamentary seat, or RM3000 to contest a state assembly seat. This amount was changed to RM 10,000 and RM 5,000 respectively in 2004. Additionally in 2004 it was required that each candidate provide a RM 5,000 deposit for cleaning up banners and posters after the election. This increase is seen by some as having led to the government winning a record number of seats without contest in 2004 (17 parliamentary seats were won without contest). The deposit is used to pay for infringements of election laws and is returned after polling day unless the candidate loses and fails to garner more than 1/8 of the vote.

As of the 2004 elections, candidates may have a lawyer present at these proceedings. Some candidates have been disqualified from previous elections as they lacked the competence to fill in the forms correctly.

In 2004 candidates were given 1-hour to fill in and return their nomination forms as opposed to 2 hours previously. This led to the disqualification of certain candidates who were unaware of the change.

Candidates for House of Representatives election


Malaysia Parties and leaders

Democratic Action Party,

Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party,

National Front,

Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress.

Malaysia past election results 

Party Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
  National Front BN 5,237,699 47.38 133 59.91 Decrease7
    United Malays National Organisation UMNO 3,252,484 29.42 88 39.64 Increase9
  Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 867,851 7.85 7 3.15 Decrease8
  Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 286,629 2.59 4 1.80 Increase1
  United Traditional Bumiputera Party PBB 232,390 2.10 14 6.31 Steady
  Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 191,019 1.73 1 0.45 Decrease1
  Sarawak United People's Party SUPP 133,603 1.21 1 0.45 Decrease5
  United Sabah Party PBS 74,959 0.68 4 1.80 Increase1
  Sarawak People's Party PRS 59,540 0.54 6 2.70 Steady
  Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party SPDP 55,505 0.50 4 1.80 Steady
  United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation UPKO 53,584 0.48 3 1.35 Decrease1
  Liberal Democratic Party LDP 13,138 0.12 0 0.00 Decrease1
  United Sabah People's Party PBRS 9,467 0.09 1 0.45 Steady
  People's Progressive Party PPP 7,530 0.07 0 0.00 Steady
  Parties in the informal coalition, Pakatan Rakyat (People's Pact) PR 5,623,984 50.87 89 40.09 Increase7
  Democratic Action Party[b] DAP 1,736,267 15.71 38 17.12 Increase10
  People's Justice Party[b] PKR 2,254,328 20.39 30 13.51 Decrease1
  Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party[b] PAS 1,633,389 14.78 21 9.46 Decrease2
  State Reform Party STAR 45,386 0.41 0 0.00 Steady
  Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front Berjasa 31,835 0.29 0 0.00 Steady
  Sarawak Workers Party SWP 15,630 0.14 0 0.00 Steady
  Sabah Progressive Party SAPP 10,099 0.09 0 0.00 Decrease2
  Love Malaysia Party PCM 2,129 0.02 0 0.00 Steady
  Homeland Human's Wellbeing Party KITA 623 0.01 0 0.00 Steady
  Malaysian United People's Party MUPP 257 0.00 0 0.00 Steady
  Independents IND 86,935 0.79 0 0.00 Steady
Valid votes 11,054,577  
Invalid/blank votes 202,570
Total votes (voter turnout: 84.84%) 11,257,147 100.00 222 100.00 Steady
Did not vote 2,010,855  
Registered voters 13,268,002
  Ordinary voters 12,885,434
  Early voters 235,826
  Postal voters 146,742
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 17,883,697
Malaysian population 29,628,392

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