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Malaysian general election, 1982

A general election was held between Thursday, 22 April and Monday, 26 April 1982 for members of the 6th Parliament of Malaysia.[1] Voting took place in all 154 parliamentary constituencies of Malaysia, each electing one Member of Parliament to the Dewan Rakyat, the dominant house of Parliament. State elections also took place in 293 state constituencies in 11 (out of 13, except Sabah and Sarawak) states of Malaysia on the same day.

Malaysian general election, 1982
Malaysia
← 1978 April 22, 1982 (1982-04-22) - April 26, 1982 (1982-04-26) 1986 →

All 154 seats to the Dewan Rakyat
78 seats needed for a majority
Registered 6,081,628
Turnout 4,296,312 (75.4%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Mahathir 2007.jpg Lim Kit Siang cropped.jpg PAS
Leader Mahathir Mohammed Lim Kit Siang Asri Muda
Party Barisan Nasional DAP PAS
Leader since 16 July 1981 October 1969 1970
Leader's seat Kubang Pasu Kota Melaka No seat
Last election 131 seats, 57.2% 16 seats, 19.1% 5 seats, 15.5%
Seats won 132 9 5
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 7 Steady
Popular vote 2,522,079 815,473 602,530
Percentage 60.5% 19.6% 14.5%
Swing Increase 3.3% Increase 0.5% Decrease 1.0%

Prime Minister before election

Mahathir Mohammed
Barisan Nasional

Prime Minister-designate

Mahathir Mohammed
Barisan Nasional

The result was a victory for Barisan Nasional, which won 132 of the 154 seats. Voter turnout was 75.4%.

Contents

ResultsEdit

Dewan RakyatEdit

e • d Summary of the 22 – 26 April 1982 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results
Party Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 2,522,079 60.54 132 85.71 +1
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 70 45.45 0
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 24 15.58 +7
Sabah People's United Front BERJAYA 10 6.49 +1
United Traditional Bumiputera Party PBB 28,700 8 5.19 0
Sarawak National Party SNAP 41,295 6 3.90 -3
Sarawak United People's Party SUPP 81,993 5 3.25 -1
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 5 3.25 +1
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 4 2.60 +1
United Sabah National Organisation USNO 0 0.00 -5
People's Progressive Party PPP 0 0.00 0
Democratic Action Party DAP 815,473 19.58 9 5.84 -7
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 602,530 14.46 5 3.25 0
Sarawak People's Organisation SAPO 178 0.00 0 0.00 -1
Malaysian People's Socialist Party PSRM 0 0.00 0
Other parties 68,208 1.64 0 0.00 0
Social Democratic Party SDP 0 0.00 New
Homeland Consciousness Union KITA 0 0.00 0
Workers Party WP 0 0.00 New
Sarawak Native People's Party PAJAR 1,415 0 0.00 0
Parti Perhimpunan Sosial Bersatu PUSAKA 0 0.00 New
Parti Demokratik Rakyat Sabah SR 0 0.00 New
Sabah Chinese Association SCA 0 0.00 0
Sabah Chinese United Party SCUP 0 0.00 New
Parti Umat Sarawak UMAT 0 0.00 0
Parti Negara Rakyat Sarawak NEGARA 0 0.00 0
Independents IND 157,229 3.77 8 5.19 +7
Valid votes 4,165,697
Invalid/blank votes 130,615
Total (turnout: 75.4%) 4,296,312 100.00 154 100.00 0
Did not vote 1,785,316
Registered voters 6,081,628
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 6,828,160
Malaysian population 14,528,000
Source: Nohlen et al. [1],[2]
  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.


Results by stateEdit

State AssembliesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p152 ISBN 0-19-924959-8