The candidate for the post of Pandan division head also conceded that his chances compared to his challenger Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was 55:45.
“But what was surprising was the percentage margin for my defeat. Selangor is a stronghold for saudara Azmin, I should have lost by 5,000 votes, but I could still withstand the contest and lost by a narrow margin of 1,000 votes, this is a good sign,” he said.
As of Saturday night, it was reported (by Malaysiakini) that without the decision from Melaka and Negeri Sembilan, Mohd Rafizi was leading Mohamed Azmin by a majority of 963 votes after 11 states in the peninsula had concluded the election process.
The result of the election included 16 divisions in Selangor which showed Mohd Rafizi had obtained 40,853 votes while Mohamad Azmin 39, 890 undi.
The remaining six divisions in Selangor continued with their election process yesterday involving Tanjong Karang, Kuala Selangor, Ampang, Pandan, Shah Alam and Hulu Langat divisions.