PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s Halimey Abu Bakar has won the Seri Setia state seat with a reduced majority, clinching its second by-election win after Sungai Kandis.
Unofficial results at 7.30pm show that the former Petaling Jaya City Councillor has won with 12,690 votes, while PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali received 8,890 votes.
Halimey's win was backed by his platform to tackle bread-and-butter issues faced by the lower-income group which as a local boy from Kampung Lindungan, could relate to.
This means Seri Setia, which was been governed by PKR since 2008, will remain a Pakatan stronghold.
During the 14th General Election, the late Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin from PKR defeated PAS and Barisan with a bigger majority of 19,372 ballots.
PAS' Mohd Ghazali Daud garnered 4,563 votes, Barisan's Yusoff M Haniff received 9,878 votes while independent candidate S. Vigneswaran received 217 votes.The voter turnout for the Seri Setia by-election as of 5.30pm was 44%. The voter turnout being significantly lower than that during GE14 is a major contributing factor in the reduced majority.