Sunday 25 April 2010

BN wins by 2,000 majority


BN wins by 1,725 votes - The NST

KUALA KUBU BARU: Barisan Nasional gained a parliamentary seat last night when P.Kamalanathan defeated Datuk Zaid Ibrahim of Parti Keadilan Rakyat with a 1,725-vote majority in the Hulu Selangor by-election.

This is the first parliamentary by-election win for BN since the March 2008 nationwide polls, following defeats in Permatang Pauh (August 2008), Kuala Terengganu (January last year) and Bukit Gantang (April last year).

The Hulu Selangor contest, the focal point of national politics over the past twoweeks, coincides with Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s first full year in office asprime minister.

This marks a back-to-back by-election win for BN following the success in BaganPinang in October last year, which followed a near-victory in the July 2009 by-election for Manek Urai, retained by Pas with a majority of 65.

Bagan Pinang and Manek Urai are state constituencies in Negri Sembilan and Kelantan, respectively. ...continue here

Earlier report:

BN wins by 2,000 majoritiy. Malaysiakini

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

D-Day for Hulu Selangor - update

Unofficial: Both sides claim early lead

Apr 25, 10 6:08pm


and LIVE FROM KKB: here

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


After seven days of intense campaigning, it is D-Day for both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat in Hulu Selangor.

The 64,500 voters will decide today whether they want to retain a Pakatan representative in Parliament, or return the seat to Barisan, which held it before the 2008 general election.

Both sides are confident of victory but observers are expecting a close finish.

The contest is a straight fight between Barisan’s P. Kamalanathan of MIC (left) and Pakatan’s Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (PKR)(pic right).

Results are expected about 8pm.

The by-election is being held following the death of PKR’s Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad on March 25. Zainal Abidin, 71, had won the seat with a slim majority of 198 in the 2008 general election.

For Hulu Selangor by-election update read here .