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PN Gains One More Dewan Rakyat Seat With Padang Serai Win

PN Gains One More Dewan Rakyat Seat With Padang Serai Win

With Padang Serai to its name, PN now has 74 seats in the Dewan Rakyat.

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Perikatan Nasional (PN) has gained another Dewan Rakyat seat following its win in Padang Serai last night.

PN candidate Datuk Azman Nasrudin, formerly a PKR member who then joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), garnered 51,637 votes to secure a comfortable win with a 16,260-vote majority.

In a statement, the Election Commission (EC) said voter turnout for the Padang Serai election was 68.95 per cent.

Polling day for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat was not held together with the 15th General Election’s (GE15) 19 November date due to the death of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) candidate M Karupaiya on 16 November.

It was postponed together with the Tioman state seat election, where PN’s candidate Md Yunus Ramli died on 19 November, prior to polls being opened.

Both elections were then scheduled for Wednesday 7 December.

With the official conclusion of GE15, overall voter turnout stood at 74.71 per cent.

Azman defeated PH’s candidate Dr Sofee Razak who polled 35,377 votes. Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate Datuk Sivaarrajh Chandran who suspended his campaigning to give way to PH managed 2,983 votes.

With Padang Serai to its name, PN now has 74 seats in the Dewan Rakyat.

In Tioman, BN’s Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Hussain won the seat with a slim majority of 573 votes.

Mohd Johari polled 8,080 votes defeating PN’s Idayu Hashim who garnered 7,507 votes. PH’s candidate Mohd Fadzli Mohd Ramly lost his deposit, managing only 784 votes.


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