Malaysian general election, 1986

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Malaysian general election, 1986
Malaysia
1982 ←
3 August 1986 → 1990
outgoing members ← → Members elected

All 177 seats to the Dewan Rakyat
89 seats needed for a majority
Registered 6,791,446
Turnout 4,752,004 (74.39%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Mahathir 2007.jpg Lim Kit Siang cropped.jpg PAS
Leader Mahathir Mohamad Lim Kit Siang Yusof Rawa
Party Barisan Nasional DAP PAS
Leader since 16 July 1981 October 1969 1982
Leader's seat Kubang Pasu Tanjong No seat
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 2,649,238 975,544 716,952
Percentage 57.3% 21.1% 15.5%
Swing Decrease 3.2% Increase 1.5% Increase 1.0%

Prime Minister before election

Mahathir Mohamad
Barisan Nasional

Prime Minister-designate

Mahathir Mohamad
Barisan Nasional

A general election was held on Sunday, 3 August 1986 for members of the 7th Parliament of Malaysia.[1] Voting took place in all 177 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 351 state constituencies in 11 (out of 13, except Sabah and Sarawak) states of Malaysia on the same day.

Results[edit]

Parliamentary results[edit]

Political Party Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
National Front BN 2,649,238 57.28 148 83.6 +16
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 1,474,063 31.06 83 46.9 +13
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 589,289 12.42 17 9.6 -7
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 149,644 3.15 5 2.8 0
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 104,701 2.21 6 3.4 +2
Sarawak United People's Party SUPP 93,018 1.96 4 2.3
United Sabah Party PBS 73,786 1.55 10 5.6 New
United Traditional Bumiputera Party PBB 48,367 1.02 8 4.5
Sarawak National Party SNAP 34,221 0.72 4 2.3
Muslim People's Party of Malaysia HAMIM 29,943 0.63 1 0.6 New
United Sabah National Organisation USNO 27,409 0.58 5 2.8
Sarawak Native People's Party PBDS 24,822 0.52 5 2.8 New
People's Progressive Party PPP 0 0.0 0
Democratic Action Party DAP 975,544 21.09 24 13.6 +15
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 716,952 15.50 1 0.6 -4
Other parties 136,635 2.95 0 0.0 0
Independents IND 146,903 3.18 4 2.3 -4
Valid votes 4,625,272
Invalid/blank votes 126,732
Total (turnout: 74.39%) 4,752,004 100.0 177 100.0 +23
Did not vote 2,039,442
Registered voters 6,791,446
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 7,893,900
Malaysian population 16,110,000
Source: Nohlen et al. [1]

References[edit]

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