Azmin likely to retain position as PKR deputy president


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali is very likely to retain his position as PKR's deputy president. 

According to unofficial results, Azmin is on course to edge his competitor Rafizi Ramli with a majority of over 4,000 votes.

This is despite the election process being marred by several incidents throughout the election period, which includes a signal jammer discovered at the Kuala Selangor election venue and alleged e-vote tampering in Julau.

Azmin in a tweet at about 7.49pm, thanked all PKR members for their support in the party's reformation agenda.

"Alhamdulillah dan syukur. Terima kasih kepada semua anggota KEADILAN yang bersama membingkai muafakat untuk meneruskan agenda reformasi tulen." (Alhamdulilah and gratefulness. Thank you to all PKR members who formed the consensus to carry on a pure reformation agenda).

Party Central Election committee (JPP) chairman Datuk Rashid Din told The Star that the committee would announce the official results soon.

“We are still tallying up everything. He (Azmin) may have won, but we have yet to announce that yet,” he said.

When contacted Seberang Jaya assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin, who is leading in the race for the youth chief’s position, said so far all indications were that Azmin and his team had won in the party polls.

“Based on our internal calculations and tally, Azmin is the winner,’’ said Dr Afif who is in Camp Azmin.

The party election this time around was the most troubled in PKR’s 20-year history as Azmin and Rafizi fought a fierce battle to become the party’s second most powerful leader.

Neither Azmin or Rafizi were available for comment to clarify the results.

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