UMNO - 88
MCA - 7
MIC - 4
Gerakan - 1
PBB - 14
PRS - 6
SPDP - 4
PBS - 4
PBRS - 1
UPKO - 3
UMNO has the largest chunk with 88 Parliamentary seats. In 2008, UMNO won 79 Parliamentary seats. The nine extra seats (out of 120 contested by UMNO) represents an 11% improvement over UMNO's performance under Abdullah Badawi in 2008. Therefore to say that UMNO has been written off is being quite ignorant.
(Many people are mistakenly saying that UMNO has won 109 Parliamentary seats - like in this poster below. This is incorrect.)
UMNO has also won 244 State seats, five more than the 239 secured in 2008. This means that under Najib Tun Razak, UMNO has actually regained some of the lost ground in 2008.
At the same time the Pakatan has also increased their share of Parliamentary and State seats. So both UMNO and the Pakatan (actually DAP) have increased their Parliamentary and State seats. Even the MIC has increased its Parliamentary seats by 25% from 3 seats in 2008 to 4 seats in 2013.
Since it is a zero sum game, someone had to lose Parliamentary seats. The losers are largely the MCA and Gerakan. DAP has gained the MCA and Gerakan seats. UMNO has also regained some seats from PAS and PKR.
Clearly it has become a Cina undi Cina, Melayu undi Melayu and India undi India situation.
It cannot be denied that UMNO has regained a chunk of the Malay vote. And this is despite the fact that in many States Malays are NOT THE MAJORITY OF REGISTERED VOTERS.
This is why if there is automatic voter registration and compulsory voting, then we should be able to see even bigger numbers of voters, especially among the Malays.
My view is that the Chinese voters have given their best shot to vote for the DAP and the Pakatan in this round of elections versus the Malay voters who did not turn out in full force.
Also come 2018, we do not know if the PKR will still be around or if the DAP will remain intact. Remember that both the PKR and the DAP are parties that are personality driven - DAP has been dominated for 49 years by Lim Kit Siang. The PKR has been dominated by Anwar Ibrahim.