MAY 5 – GE13:

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HOME -

Barisan Na­sional won 133 par­lia­men­tary seats at the 13th gen­eral elec­tion to record a slightly re­duced per­for­mance com­pared to 2008, with the op­po­si­tion coali­tion win­ning 89 seats. Barisan man­aged to wrest Kedah from Pakatan Rakyat and re­tained Perak with a slim three-seat ma­jor­ity but failed to re­gain Se­lan­gor, Pe­nang and Ke­lan­tan. There were 79 in­de­pen­dents con­test­ing par­lia­men­tary seats and 190 con­test­ing state seats, mak­ing GE13 as the polls with the most num­ber of in­de­pen­dents. GE13 was also the first time that in­deli­ble ink was used to mark the fin­ger of vot­ers to pre­vent elec­toral fraud.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.