On Elections

How people elect parliaments

Malaysia

Dewan Rakyat

 

Background

The lower house of the Malaysian Parliament is the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives), an assembly of 222 members.

All members are directly elected in single member divisions by the plurality voting method.

Terms are up to five years.

Division boundaries are redrawn by an Election Commission every ten years based on the population (using the latest census).

 

Elections

Overview

[recent redistricting – federal malapportionment – inequality]

Inequality in the effective influence of voters caused by variations in Dewan Rakyat division enrolments has been very high in recent elections, with the standard deviation of variations compared to the mean enrolment being 39.7% in 2008 and 42.0% in 2013.

[nomination openness – party configurations]

[summary of results]

Inequality in the effective influence of voters caused by variations in division turnouts (formal votes) has been very high in recent elections, with the standard deviation of variations compared to the mean formal vote being 41.5% in 2008 and 44.6% in 2013.

[inequality by margins]

Specific elections

2008 – 2013

 

Data

Sources

 

Dataset

[Datasets are not yet published]

  • Malaysia Dewan Rakyat election results – 2008 and 2013

 

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