PKR polls: Rafizi extending lead over Saifuddin in race for deputy president


PETALING JAYA: Rafizi Ramli is extending his lead over Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail in the race for the PKR deputy president's post.

Rafizi has so far emerged as the victor in Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Kedah and Kelantan while Saifuddin managed to take Sabah.

According to PKR's election website, Rafizi made a clean sweep of all 14 divisions in Kelantan, while winninng 11 of the 15 divisions in Kedah.

However, in Sabah, Saifuddin managed to pick up 8,539 votes and emerge tops in six out of 25 divisions against Rafizi's 6,814 votes.

At time of writing, numbers from the PKR election website showed that Rafizi is ahead by 52,133 votes against Saifuddin's 40,657. The website also reported that there were 6,826 doubtful votes, but this did not affect the results at the moment.

Earlier, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil had said that about 147,000 PKR members had cast their ballots in the party's polls, which was a slight improvement from the 140,000 who had voted in the previous party elections in 2018.

He also said that a factor for the low voter turnout was that the posts in 65 of PKR's 222 divisions were uncontested.

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