25 April 2010

BN wins by majority of 2,000

BN wins by majority of 2,000

LIVE REPORTS

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8.16pm: On-the-spot analysis


Pakatan Rakyat suffers it first lost in a state under its control. Out of the 10 by-elections since 2008 general elections, the score is Pakatan, 7, and BN, 3.

Unofficial results

BN - 24,669
PKR - 22,986
Majority - 1,683


8.13pm: DPM Muhyiddin Yassin has left the BN command centre and is said to be heading towards the Kuala Kubu Bahru nomination centre for the official results.

8.04pm: Prime Minister and BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak is on his way to the main tally centre in Hulu Selangor, an indication that the coalition has won this by-election.

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is also on his way to the tally centre in Kuala Kubu Bahru.

8pm: On-the-spot analysis


BN has won big in Malay-majority areas, especially the Felda settlements. While PKR has won the Chinese-majority areas, but its margin of victory in these areas is not big enough to compensate its loss in the Malay-majority area.

In addition, it appears that Indian voters have mostly return to BN's folds.

7.49pm: Unofficial results

According to BN sources, P Kamalanathan (MIC) is leading Zaid Ibrahim (PKR) by about 2,000 votes.

PKR leaders have unofficially conceded defeat.

BN - 21,354
PKR - 19,917
Majority - 1,437

7.36pm:

BN sources are claiming that they are leading by 3,000 to 4,000 votes. According to Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, the unofficial tally so far is:

BN - 19,067
PKR - 17,554
Majority - 1,513

Election Commission's official results

BN - 4,080
PKr - 4,547
Majority - 467

7.21pm:

Election Commission's official results

PKR - 2,722
BN - 2,468
Majority - 258

7.15pm: On-the-spot analysis

Early results show PKR winning two-thirds of the votes in Chinese-majority areas, below the 85 percent which DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang has wanted. According to Lim, PKR will need to win that much to win.

It is expected PKR will lose much of the votes in the Malay-majority Felda areas.


Election Commission's official results

PKR - 2,173
BN - 1,934
Majority - 239

7.12pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 9,133
BN - 7,261
Majority - 1,872
About 33 percent of the votes have been tallied so far.

7.05pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 8,755
BN - 7,116
Majority - 1,639

7pm: On-the-spot analysis

Most of the Chinese-majority areas have been counted, with PKR leading by 1,226 votes. About 30 percent of the votes counted.

The votes in the Malay-majority areas have not to come in. PKR is expected not to do well in these areas. The race for Hulu Selangor is still open.

200 BN supporters are waiting at the BN command centre in Bukit Sentosa, though the ruling coalition's top guns have not appeared yet.

Only Umno secretary-general Tunku Adnan Mansor and party vice-president Shafie Apdal are sitting in the meeting room looking on at the latest election results.

6.59pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 7,770
BN - 6,504
Majority - 1,226

6.57pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 7,410
BN - 6,339
Majority - 1,071

6.54pm: Unofficial results

PKR -7,053
BN - 6,010
Majority - 1,034

6.45pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 6,389
BN - 5,385
Majority - 1,004

So far about 11,674 votes, or 25 percent, of votes counted.

6.43pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 5,596
BN - 5,041
Majority - 555

6.41pm: Unofficial results

PKR - 4,204
BN - 3,592
Majority -612

6.37pm: On-the-spot analysis

According to early results, PKR is leading by a wide margin in Chinese areas and by a slight margin in mixed areas and is trailing behind BN in Malay areas.

For PKR to win, it needs to win big in Chinese and mixed areas to cover its expected loss in Malay areas.

6.34pm: Unofficial results

Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 2 - PKR 203, BN 77
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 4 - PKR 256, BN 73
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 1 - PKR 207, BN 56

Unofficial - PKR 666, BN 206

6.29pm: Unofficial results (PKR 2,972, BN 2,259)

Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 1 - PKR 135, BN 82
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 2 - PKR 272, BN 212
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 3 - PKR 490, BN 205

Unofficial - PKR 897, BN 499

6.23pm: Unofficial results

Kg Baru Batang Kali (Chinese area), saluran 1- PKR 220, BN 58
Hulu Yam Barat (mixed area), saluran 1 - PKR 205, BN 184
Ampang Pecah (Malay area), saluran 5 - PKR 148, BN 216
Hulu Yam Barat (mixed area), saluran 1 - PKR 224, BN 168
Kg Gumut (Malay area), saluran 1 - PKR 104, BN 172

Unofficial - PKR 901, BN 798

6.18pm: Unofficial results

Kg Sungai Tengi Selatan (Malay Felda), saluran 1 - PKR 62, BN 176
Kuala Kalumpang (mixed area), saluran 1 - PKR 98, BN 128
Kg Baru Rasa (Chinese area), saluran 1 - PKR 301, BN 75
Kg Bahru Kerling (Chinese area), saluran 1 - PKR 268, BN 122

Unofficial - PKR 729, BN 501

6.13pm: Unofficial results

Kuala Kalumpang, saluran 1 - PKR 98, BN 128
Ulu Yam Barat, saluran 1 - PKR 171, BN 94
Kg Bharu Kerling, saluran 1 - PKR 172, BN 83
Pertak Bukit Fraser - PKR 22, BN 15
Pertak, saluran 2 - PKR 18, BN 98
Ampang Pecah, saluran 1 - PKR 105, BN 155

Unofficial - PKR 491, BN 445

6.10pm: Counting has begun for the Hulu Selangor by-election. According to unofficial results, BN has won the postal votes.

BN: 767
PKR: 120

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