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PKR To Contest Most Seats In Melaka

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will be the party in the Pakatan Harapan coalition contesting the most seats in the upcoming Melaka State Election.

In a press conference today, PH chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that 11 seats will be contested by his party, while DAP and Amanah will contest 8 and 9 seats respectively.

For the record, PKR contested 8 seats in GE14, while DAP and Amanah contested 8 and 6 respectively.

The 6 seats Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) contested in GE14 will be split between PKR and Amanah, with 3 going to each respective party.

The Port Dickson Member of Parliament also announced the future composition of Parliamentary seats for the coalition in the state, where two seats will be contested by PKR, DAP and Amanah respectively.

Anwar explained that DAP will contest in Alor Gajah parliamentary seat again as it has been their traditional seat, although the party conceded to Bersatu in the last general election.

“So for Melaka, this is such a good beginning as we have decided for state seats and parliamentary seats,” he said in a press conference along with Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP Secretary Lim Guan Eng.

When asked if Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s Muda is likely to contest under the PH banner, Anwar stated that there have been discussions with the new party however he declined to elaborate further.

“We had a few discussions, still ongoing,’’ he said briefly.

The Election Commission (EC) has set November 20 as polling day for the Melaka state election.

Nomination day is November 8 and early polling will be held on November 16.

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