FMT Staff, May 5, 2013
Pakatan Rakyat says that it would not accept the results, blaming the EC for manipulating the polls to ensure a BN victory.
PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional has formed the federal government by winning 133 out of 222 seats. In 2008, it won 140 seats.
Pakatan Rakyat meanwhile won 89 seats – seven more than their total in 2008.
DAP emerged as the biggest winner among Pakatan parties, romping home to win 38 seats. PKR won 30 seats while PAS brought home 21 seats.
In 2008, PKR was the biggest winner with its 31 seats, followed by DAP (28) and PAS (23).
Their slim defeat in the hands of BN left Pakatan’s bid to capture Putrajaya in tatters although their leaders remain steadfast in not accepting defeat which they came from a manipulated elections aimed at giving victory to the BN.
Earlier, BN managed to form a government with a simple majority by winning 112 seats at 12.50am.
At that stage, Pakatan had won 58 seats, with DAP winning 28, PKR 18 and PAS 12.
BN also managed to win back Kedah with a slim majority and Perak by a single seat. It also retained its two thirds in Perlis and Sabah.
The coalition also retained power in Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Pahang and Terengganu with Pakatan giving a good show in all these states.
Pakatan meanwhile had a massive win in Penang and made bigger grounds to retain Selangor. It also managed to offset the onslought from BN to keep Kelantan.
Speaking at a press conference early this morning, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak hailed Barisan Nasional’s victory and called for a ‘time of national reconciliation’.
The prime minister praised the conduct of the election, which he described as ‘true, fair and transparent’. He asked Malaysians to accept the will of the people, respect the result and ‘show the world we are a mature democracy’.
Rejecting racial politics during the campaign as ‘unhealthy’, the prime minister called for the adoption of ‘policies that are moderate’, and decried extremism.
Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim meanwhile said Pakatan would not accept the results unless Election Commission can explain the electoral fraud that happened during polling today.
Speaking at a press conference today, Anwar said that the opposition had documentary evidence of the dubious electoral process which happened throughout they day at various locations.
“My decision stands. It’s not fair to expect me to make a decision in an election which is fraudulent,” he said.