Wednesday , January 27 2021

This is official: Azmin defeated Rafizi, Anwar assumed the presidency

PKR President Anwar Ibrahim congratulated vice president Mohamed Azmin Ali after the official results for the party elections were announced today. (Named photos)

SHAH ALAM: Today Anwar Ibrahim is officially the PKR president, taking control of his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Mohamed Azmin Ali successfully defended his position as PKR vice president after defeating former vice-president Rafizi Ramli in a tightly contested fight.

Official results from the PKR poll were announced by the head of the central election committee (JPP) of Rashid Din's party during the closing of the PKR national congress this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the four new PKR vice presidents were Chua Tian Chang, also known as Tian Chua, Xavier Jayakumar, Nurul Izzah Anwar and Zuraida Kamaruddin.

Among the 20 central committee members were Kapar MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, Selangor Chief Minister Amirudin Shari, Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah, Elizabeth Wong, Gan Pei Nei, Kamaruddin Jaffar, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Sivarasah Rasiah and Larry Sng.

They will serve in the period 2018-2021.

Previously it was also announced that the chairman for the new term was Ahmad Kassim from Kedah. Othman Karim from the Federal Territory is called his deputy.

The PKR election, which took place from September 14 to October 10, saw around 800,000 PKR members take part in voting in 218 national divisions. This is the first PKR election after the May 9 general election.

On Friday, Haniza Talha was announced as the new PKR Women's Chair with Dr. Daroyah Alwi as her deputy. Akmal Nasir is now the PKR Youth Chair and Muhammad Hilman Idham, his deputy.

The PKR election saw a fierce battle between Rafizi and Azmin, who both argued for the position of vice president. The party was seen divided into two "camps" during the election.

Elections, which are considered the longest in the country for parties, have also heard complaints about a surge in membership in several divisions, hacking on tablets used in e-voting, and claimed voting.

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