PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Azmin Ali breezed through to retain his post as Gombak division chief, defeating his opponent Bakar Niggal by a 273-vote majority.
Azmin garnered 333 votes while Bakar clinched 60 votes in the straight fight.
“I am happy to note that the process of direct election in Gombak has gone smoothly.
“Overall, the party has successfully implemented the new system that empowers every member to select leaders,” he said.
The last lap of division elections also favoured most of the elected representatives.
Gombak Setia assemblyman Amirudin Shari won the division deputy chief post with 329 votes in a straight fight with Jamaludin Abdul Karim who garnered 68 votes.
Selayang MP William Leong defeated Datuk Mazlan Hasan to secure the Selayang division chief post.
Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan also succeeded in his bid to secure the Padang Serai division chief post in a three-cornered fight against V. Sandrasekharan and Shamsul Anuar Abdullah.
At press time, the result of the Kuala Selangor division was not available.
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was engaged in a three-cornered fight against Youth information chief Mazli Saring and M. Thamilvaanan @ Muhammad Kamil Vaanan Abdullah for division chief.
Kajang assemblyman Lee Kim Sin lost the Hulu Langat division chief post to deputy permanent chairman Radzuan Ahmad in a three-cornered fight with Rosli Mohd Yusoff.