PUTRAJAYA: The State Elections held in six states on 12th Aug.2023 had finally witnessed the Pakatan Harapan (PH) had garnered its dominance in three states namely Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, however the PAS had retained its political stronghold in Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah.
Election Commission (EC) Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh said, out of 36 seats being contested in Negeri Sembilan PH had won 17 seats, BN 14 seats and PN only 5 seats as of 11.00pm.
Abdul Ghani said, there is no party that had garnered more than 50 per cent of the seats being contested in Negri Sembilan.
Meanwhile in Selangor as of 11.31pm Abdul Ghani announced that PH had won 29 out of 56 seats and garnered more than 50 per cent from the number of seats being contested in Selangor.
Earlier Abdul Ghani had announced that PAS had won 17 of 32 seats in Terengganu and won 23 of 45 seats in Kelantan as of 9.56pm.
“With the results, Terengganu and Kelantan had garnered a majority more than 50 per cent from the number of seats being contested,” he said at the press conference held here Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional (PH-BN) pact has retained its dominance in Penang and Kedah remains with Perikatan Nasional.
Abdul Ghani said, as of 10.34pm, PH had won 21 out of 40 seats in Penang while as of 10.20pm; Perikatan Nasional (PN) had won 19 of 36 seats in Kedah and had obtained a majority of more than 50 per cent.
On another development, the UMNO had failed to make its way through successfully in these state elections. UMNO had fielded its candidates in 108 seats in the six states but only managed to grab 19 seats.
However, UMNO as the once dominant party had won 14 seats in Negri Sembilan, and had two each in Selangor and Penang besides one seat each in Kedah and Kelantan. –Malaysia World News