Azmin looks set to defend post as PKR deputy president


Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali looks set to defend his PKR deputy president post for the third term when the unofficial results of the party elections showed him leading his challenger Rafizi Ramli with a majority of 3,956 votes.

According to the unofficial final results uploaded on the Pemilihan Keadilan 2018’s Twitter account, the economic affairs minister received 70,550 votes compared to Rafizi who obtained 66,594 votes.

“These unofficial final results are excluding 1,718 votes in Pensiangan, Sabah, which have not been coordinated with the data via cloud (storage), as well as the number of votes in Julau, Sarawak.”

The Twitter account also uploaded the unofficial results for PKR’s elections pertaining to its two wings, namely Wanita and Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) or Youth.

For the post of PKR Wanita chief, Haniza Mohamed Talha won with a majority of 3,607 votes when she obtained 29,111 votes, defeating her rival Fuziah Salleh who garnered 25,504 votes.

Dr Afif Bahardin won the post of AMK chief with a 314-vote majority, defeating his two contenders Akmal Nasir and Najwan Halimi.

Afif received 16,672 votes, while Akmal and Najwan each garnered 16,358 and 3,309 votes respectively.

Meanwhile, PKR central election committee (JPP) chairman Datuk Rashid Din said Azmin has taken the lead, but yet to win the race for the deputy president post.

“He (Azmin) is indeed leading, but yet to win,” Rashid said when asked to comment on the victory announcement made by Azmin’s camp in the race for the deputy president post yesterday.

Rashid, when contacted by Bernama, said the vote-tallying process for the election is still pending due to thousands of “undi ragu” (doubtful vote) that have yet to be included and also the delay of the results of three divisions — Tawau, Pensiangan and Julau.

Rashid, however, did not give details on the number of “undi ragu”. — Bernama