The 2018 Malaysian general election (formally the 14th Malaysian general election) was held on 9 May 2018 to elect members to the Dewan Rakyat of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia and therefore a new Prime Minister of Malaysia. All 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat and 505 seats in 12 out of the 13 State Legislative Assemblies of Malaysia were up for election.
Candidates[change | change source]
- Name is bold because he won the election
Parliament results[change | change source]
Malaysia's main opposition, Pakatan Harapan, led by Mahathir Mohamad, along with the Sabah Heritage Party, won 121 seats in the Dewan Rakyat, allowing them to form a majority government. Mahathir became the next Prime Minister. Mahathir was sworn in on May 10, a day after the election. Barisan Nasional, led by former Prime Minister Najib Razak, won 79 seats, becoming the Opposition after 61 years of holding the majority.
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References[change | change source]
- Hafiz Marzukhi (10 April 2018). "PRU 14: SPR tetapkan Rabu 9 Mei hari mengundi" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
- "Federal Government Gazette [Proclamation]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Pakatan wins the impossible dream". Free Malaysia Today. 10 May 2018. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
- "Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad sworn in after shock comeback victory". BBC News. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.