Date for the 13th Malaysian General Election

Posted on December 20, 2011


According to our Elections Commission (EC), the term of the current parliament ends on 24th April 2013.

Unless the Prime Minister dissolves parliament earlier than that, it will dissolve automatically on 24th April 2013.

So, technically this parliament could self-dissolve in 15 months.

But for most of us, for one reason or another, we believe it will be held much sooner than that, don’t we?

In fact, I’m one of those who believe our next General Election will be held in the 1st Quarter of 2012.

I’m not sure what the 11/11/11 predictors will predict next, but I’m sure the next date they choose for our 13th GE won’t be 12/12/12.

So why do I think it will be held by March, you may ask?

Well, for one thing the previous two General Elections were held in March.

For another thing, the Prime Minister would want to capitalise on his relatively high approval ratings…and also take full advantage of the grounds gained by BN in the states it controls, especially so in the opposition-controlled states.

And thirdly,…well that’s about it, actually.

Your guess is as good as mine as to when GE13 will be called by the PM.

I just hope the information below will be more useful for you to predict the date for our next General Election and/or impress your drinking buddies over the Christmas holidays and/or inspire you to buy your next winning numbers for Sports Toto and/or Magnum 4D and/or Cash Sweep.

In any case, I wish you all the best and hope the following information is of some help;

The 12th Malaysian General elections were held on March 8, 2008

11th General elections were held in Malaysia on March 21, 2004

10th General elections in Malaysia were held on November 29, 1999

9th General elections in Malaysia were held on April 25, 1995

8th General elections in Malaysia were held on October 21, 1990

7th General elections in Malaysia were held on August 3, 1986

6th General elections in Malaysia were held on April 22, 1982

5th General elections in Malaysia were held on July 8, 1978

4th General elections in Malaysia were held on September 14, 1974

3rd General elections in Malaysia were held on May 10, 1969

2nd General elections in Malaysia were held on April 25, 1964

1st General elections in Malaya were held on August 19, 1959

* General elections were held in Malaya on July 27, 1955 (the only general elections before Malaya’s independence in 1957)