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Malaysia election results map by percentage, 2018
The election results

The 2018 Malaysian general election (formally the 14th Malaysian general election) was held on 9 May 2018 to elect members to the Dewan Rakyat of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia and therefore a new Prime Minister of Malaysia. All 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat and 505 seats in 12 out of the 13 State Legislative Assemblies of Malaysia were up for election.

Candidates

Parliament results

Malaysia's main opposition, Pakatan Harapan, led by Mahathir Mohamad, along with the Sabah Heritage Party, won 121 seats in the Dewan Rakyat, allowing them to form a majority government. Mahathir became the next Prime Minister. Mahathir was sworn in on May 10, a day after the election. Barisan Nasional, led by former Prime Minister Najib Razak, won 79 seats, becoming the Opposition after 61 years of holding the majority.

121 79 18 1 3
PH + WARISAN BN GS U I
Vote share
Pakatan Harapan + WARISAN
  
47.92%
Barisan Nasional
  
33.80%
Gagasan Sejahtera
  
16.99%
Others
  
1.29%
Parliamentary seats
Pakatan Harapan + WARISAN
  
55.86%
Barisan Nasional
  
35.59%
Gagasan Sejahtera
  
8.10%
United Sabah Alliance
  
0.45%
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