KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 – Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali continues to enjoy a healthy lead in the race for the PKR deputy presidency, leading his challenger Rafizi Ramli with a 3,992 vote-majority.
Unofficial results have placed Mohamed Azmin with 60,075 votes to Rafizi’s 56,083 votes after voting in 13 states, for now.
From the total, six states – Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and the Federal Territories – have already finalised their results.
Other states – Selangor, Perlis, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Kedah, Perak and Sabah – have yet to finalise their results.
As for the vice-presidency, which offers four slots, Nurul Izzah Anwar is well ahead in the lead, leaving her opponents trailing in her wake.
The Permatang Pauh member of Parliament has so far garnered 67,050 votes, followed by Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin with 52,226 votes; Kuala Langat MP Dr Xavier Jayakumar (47,566 votes) and former Batu MP Tian Chua with 42,068 votes.
The battle for the Youth chief position, meanwhile, sees Seberang Jaya state assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin leading his two challengers with 14,000 votes so far. Johor Bahru MP Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir has 13,169 votes while Kota Anggerik assemblyman Mohd Najwan Halimi has 2,982 votes.
In the fight for the Wanita chief post, Taman Medan assemblyman Haniza Mohd Talha is still in the lead against her opponent, Fuziah Salleh, with 24,179 votes.
Fuziah, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, has 19,662 votes.
The PKR elections in Sarawak will begin on Nov 10, involving 29 branches. All attention will be trained on the Julau and Lubok Antu branches, which observers have dubbed as having ‘kingmaker’ roles in the election.