Penang PH and BN reach consensus on seat allocation for state elections

The Penang Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaderships appear to have reached an agreement on seat allocations for the upcoming state elections, according to Penang PH chairman Chow Kon Yeow. However, discussions on seat distribution inside the unity government will persist at the federal level. Chow, who can be the Penang chief minister, informed reporters that the central level meetings are ongoing, and the choices for the state shall be made at the federal stage.
Chow explained that the BN might need the opportunity to contest in extra constituencies whereas defending their present seats. Closet stated, “Based on the principle of incumbency, they (BN) have two seats however there might be still room for them to contest in seats previously gained by the opposite facet (PAS and Bersatu). There is this house for distributing seats to BN and subsequently, they have the potential to get more than the seats they’re holding now.”
Seat allocations for the state elections are anticipated to be introduced simultaneously for Penang, Kedah, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, and Terengganu. Chow revealed last Thursday that the state government intends to dissolve the Penang State Assembly on June 28 to make method for the state elections..

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