KUALA LUMPUR — Oct. 22, 2018: The two contenders for the post of PKR deputy president — Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli — are still neck and neck, signalling a fight which could go down to the wire in what has been a roller coaster of an election for the party.
Incumbent Azmin has solidified his lead in Selangor in the second phase of the election yesterday, involving seven divisions, reports Bernama.
According to the election’s official website www.pemilihankeadilan2018.com, Azmin, who is the economic affairs minister, obtained 4,978 votes while Rafizi got 4,385.
This took the total number of votes for Azmin so far in Selangor to 14,315 while Rafizi, now a vice-president, has 12,948. The final phase of the polls in Selangor involves six more divisions to be held on October 28.
In Perlis, Rafizi got a slight edge over Azmin, gaining 400 votes over Azmin’s 334. The turnout was disappointing, with less than 20 per cent of the registered 5,490 showing up.
In Negri Sembilan, Rafizi had a slim margin, winning five of eight divisions.