Malaysian general election, 1995

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Malaysian general election, 1995
Malaysia
1990 ←
24 – 25 April 1995 → 1999
outgoing members ← → Members elected

All 192 seats to the Dewan Rakyat
97 seats needed for a majority
Registered 9,012,370
Turnout 6,152,809 (68.3%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Mahathir 2007.jpg Lim Kit Siang cropped.jpg Tengku-razaleigh.jpg
Leader Mahathir Mohammed Lim Kit Siang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
Party Barisan Nasional DAP Semangat 46
Leader since 16 July 1981 October 1969 1989
Leader's seat Kubang Pasu Tanjong Gua Musang
Last election 127 seats, 53.4% 20 seats, 17.1% 8 seats, 14.8%
Seats won 162 9 6
Seat change Increase 35 Decrease 11 Decrease 2
Popular vote 3,881,214 712,175 616,589
Percentage 65.2% 12.0% 10.4%
Swing Increase 11.8% Decrease 5.1% Decrease 4.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  PAS PBS
Leader Fadzil Noor Joseph Pairin Kitingan
Party PAS PBS
Leader since 1989 5 March 1985
Leader's seat No seat Keningau
Last election 7 seats, 7.0% 14 seats, 2.3%
Seats won 7 8
Seat change Steady Decrease 6
Popular vote 430,098 198,594
Percentage 3.3% 3.3%
Swing Decrease 3.7% Increase 1.0%

Prime Minister before election

Mahathir Mohammed
Barisan Nasional

Prime Minister-designate

Mahathir Mohammed
Barisan Nasional

A general election was held between Monday, 24 April and Tuesday, 25 April 1995 for members of the 9th Parliament of Malaysia. Voting took place in all 192 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 394 state constituencies in 11 out of 13 states of Malaysia (except Sabah and Sarawak) on the same day.

The result was a victory for the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional, which won 162 of the 192 seats. Voter turnout was 68.3%.[1]

Results[edit]

Parliamentary results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 24 – 25 April 1995 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results
Party Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 3,881,214 65.16 162 84.38 +35
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 89 46.35 +18
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 30 15.63 +12
United Traditional Bumiputera Party PBB 10 5.21 0
Sarawak United People's Party SUPP 7 3.65 +3
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 7 3.65 +1
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 7 3.65 +2
Sarawak Native People's Party PBDS 5 2.60 +1
Sarawak National Party SNAP 3 1.56 0
Sabah Progressive Party SAPP 2 1.04 New
Liberal Democratic Party LDP 1 0.52 New
Barisan Nasional Direct Candidate 1 0.52
Sabah Democratic Party PDS 0 0.00 New
People's Progressive Party PPP 0 0.00 0
People's Justice Front AKAR 0 0.00 0
United Sabah People's Party PBRS 0 0.00 New
Parties in the informal coalition, Muslims Unity Movement APU 1,046,687 17.57 13 6.77 -2
Parties in the informal coalition, People's Concept GR 910,769 15.29 17 8.85 -17
Democratic Action Party[b] DAP 712,175 11.96 9 4.69 -11
Semangat 46[c] S46 616,589 10.35 6 3.13 -2
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party[c] PAS 430,098 7.22 7 3.65 0
United Sabah Party[b] PBS 198,594 3.33 8 4.17 -6
Malaysian People's Party PRM 0 0.00 0
Malaysian People's Justice Front AKIM 0 0.00 New
Independents and other parties 118,025 1.98 0 0.00 -4
Valid votes 5,956,695
Invalid/blank votes 196,114
Total (turnout: 68.3%) 6,152,809 100.00 192 100.00 +12
Did not vote 2,859,561
Registered voters 9,012,370
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 10,175,010
Malaysian population 19,951,000
Source: Nohlen et al. [1]
  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.
  2. ^ a b Parties in the informal coalition, People's Concept (Gagasan Rakyat). Contested using separate election symbol on the ballot papers.
  3. ^ a b Parties in the informal coalition, Muslims Unity Movement (Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah). Contested using separate election symbol on the ballot papers.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p157 ISBN 0-19-924959-8