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Pakatan finalises some GE14 seats

SUBANG JAYA: Pakatan Harapan has finalised seat allocations in some states for the upcoming general election, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

He added that Pakatan had detailed discussions with its partners on the matter but its talks with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia “have been very general”.

Lim did not want to say exactly which states had completed the allocation task, but had mentioned that Sarawak and Penang were among them.

According to Lim, there were problems where some grassroots members were not convinced by announcements from one partner, so to avoid this, they “will make the announcement together”.

He was speaking at a press conference for the DAP National Leadership Retreat 2017 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor yesterday.

In Bukit Mertajam, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the party needed more time to discuss seat allocations in some states.

She said this was especially important, as the pact wanted a straight fight in every constituency contested by the Opposition candidates.

“Pakatan Harapan policy calls for a straight fight, one versus one, with Barisan Nasional to guarantee victory for the Opposition,” she said.

Dr Wan Azizah, who is also the Permatang Pauh MP, was speaking to reporters after closing the training session for the Penanti assembly constituency election machi­nery yesterday.

She said PKR would also sit down again with Parti Pribumi to discuss which seats would be contested by the two parties, taking into consideration that PKR was already the more established party.

The two parties, she said, needed to come to an agreement over certain important issues.