Malaysian general election, 2013
Aw 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat
an aw 505 state legislatur seats in 12 (except Sarawak) states o Malaysie
112 seats needit for a majority
Results in parliamentary ridings
General elections wis held in Malaysie on 5 Mey 2013, follaein the dissolution o the Parliament annoonced bi the Prime Meenister on 3 Aprile 2013. Election candidate nominations wis made on 20 Aprile 2013, an campaigning lastit til 4 Mey 2013 (a period o 15 day). Eligible Malaysie citizens electit members tae the Hoose o Representatives an the State Legislative Assemblies.
Follaein the dissolution o the Federal Parliament, 12 oot o 13 state assemblies, (wi the exception o Sarawak) wur dissolved, pavin the wey for simultaneous elections for the federal an state assemblies. While ony State mey dissowle its assembly independently o the Federal Parliament, the practice syne 2004 is for aw state assemblies (except Sarawak's) tae be dissowlt quickly efter Parliament dissolution tae allow simultaneous elections tae be held for the Parliament an State Assemblies.
The constitutional parliamentary term in Malaysie is five year, efter whilk the Federal Parliament maun be dissolved bi the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice o the Prime Meenister as pertained in the Malaysie laws for naitional elections. Elections in Malaysie follaes the first-past-the-post seestem an is conductit bi the Election Commission o Malaysie.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "GE13: Polls on May 5, EC announces". The Star. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2013.
- Malaysia PM Dissolves Parliament; Elections Expected Within Weeks
- "Sabah State Assembly dissolved – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo". Theborneopost.com. Retrieved 5 Mey 2013.
- Kong, Lester (3 Apryle 2013). "M'sia state assemblies to dissolve, paving way for simultaneous polls". Straitstimes.com. Retrieved 5 Mey 2013.