But it was not a victory any democrat would celebrate unequivocally. The indicators pointed towards a low voters turnout.
Media reports said the Election Commission (EC) chief, (Datuk Seri) Mohd Hashim Abdullah, was silent on the exact turnout rate.
The last known turnout rate announced by the EC was at 4pm at 52 percent of the 1,109,795 registered electors. This was in contrast to the 2011 state polls when the turnout was almost 80 per cent.
The low turnout could signal a boycott of sorts. The urban electors could be unhappy with the quarrel among then Pakatan Harapan members.