2013 Sungai Limau by-election

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A by-election was held for the Kedah State Assembly seat of Sungai Limau on 4 November 2013 with nomination day on 23 October 2013.[1] The seat was vacated after the death of the incumbent five-term assemblyman and former Menteri Besar of Kedah, Azizan Abdul Razak on 26 September 2013 from heart complications.[2] Tan Sri Azizan was an assemblyman from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party and the first PAS Menteri Besar of Kedah.

On 21 October, Barisan Nasional made announcement that Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim, lecturer in Sultan Idris University of Education has been named as BN candidate [3]while PAS named Jerai PAS Youth chief Mohd Azam Samad as PAS candidate.[4] The election was seen as a sort of referendum on current BN Menteri Besar of Kedah, Mukhriz Mahathir who failed in his bid to be elected as UMNO vice-president in the UMNO polls on 19 October 2013.[5][6][7]

The by election was won by Mohd Azam Samad with a reduced majority of 1,084 votes.[8]


Kedah state by-election, 4 November 2013: Sungai Limau
The by-election was called due to the death of incumbent, Azizan Abdul Razak.
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PAS Mohd Azam Samat 12,069 52.35
BN Sohaimi Lazim 10,985 47.65
Total valid votes 23,054 100.00
Total rejected ballots 145
Unreturned ballots 6
Turnout 23,205 85.24
Registered electors 27,222
Majority 1,084
PAS hold Swing

"Pilihan Raya Kecil N.20 Sungai Limau". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-09-19.

"Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election - By-election of the State Legislative Assembly of N.20 Sungai Limau for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 425/2013]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 2018-09-19.

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statement of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes for the By-election of N.20 Sungai Limau [P.U. (B) 448/2013]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 2018-09-19.