Malaysian general election, 1986

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Malaysian general election, 1986
Malaysia
1982 ←
3 August 1986 → 1990

All 177 seats in the Dewan Rakyat
Turnout 68.1%
  First party Second party Third party
  Mahathir 2007.jpg Lim Kit Siang cropped.jpg
Leader Mahathir Mohamad Lim Kit Siang Yusof Rawa
Party Barisan Nasional DAP PAS
Leader since 16 July 1981 October 1969 1982
Last election 132 seats, 60.5% 9 seats, 19.6% 5 seats, 14.5%
Seats won 148 24 1
Seat change Increase 16 Increase 15 Decrease4
Popular vote 2,649,263 968,009 718,891
Percentage 57.3% 21.0% 15.6%

Prime Minister before election

Mahathir Mohamad
Barisan Nasional

Prime Minister-designate

Mahathir Mohamad
Barisan Nasional


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General elections were held in Malaysia on 3 August 1986.[1] The result was a victory for Barisan Nasional, which won 148 of the 177 seats. Voter turnout was 68.1%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Barisan Nasional 2,649,263 57.3 148 +16
Democratic Action Party 968,009 21.0 24 +15
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party 718,891 15.6 1 -4
Other parties 136,695 3.0 0 -
Independents 146,903 3.2 4 -4
Invalid/blank votes 126,235 - - -
Total 4,745,996 100 177 +23
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

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