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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Turnout of 66.5pct disappoints DAP


In the most fiercely contested by-election since the 13th general elections, DAP's Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud faces off with BN's Mah Siew Keong.

Malaysiakini brings you the live reports of the polling and counting as it unfolds.

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LIVE REPORTS

5.30pm: Changkat Jong - The final turnout rate is 66.5 percent for Teluk Intan by-election with 39,850 votes cast, the EC announces.

This is lower than what DAP has hoped. The turnout at 2013 GE in Teluk Intan was 80.4 percent.

5pm: The Election Commission has announced the end of polling. All the 35 polling stations are closed for voting.

The commission is finalising the overall turnout rate and will announce it shortly.

4.30pm: The EC reports that the turnout at 4pm is 63.67 percent or 38,158 voters.

During the last poll in the 13th general election, the turnout was 48,649 (80.4 percent), the highest in the constituency's history.

In that 2013 contest Seah won 56.32 percent of the votes (with a margin of about 15 percent).

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