IPOH: Perak PKR will be contesting in 16 state seats – three seats fewer than the previous polls, according to sources.
A state Pakatan Harapan official, who declined to be named, said the party would opt out of the Kota Tampan, Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Kinta, Bota, Pangkor and Behrang seats in favour of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi).
It will, however, “gain” three seats – Lintang, Pengkalan Baharu and Chenderoh – which were contested by PAS in the last election.
“Pribumi will contest 13 state seats while Amanah will contest 12 state seats. It will be the status quo for DAP, which will contest all 18 of their state seats,” he said.
Pribumi is also expected to contest in Kubu Gajah, Manong, Trong, Belanja, Gunung Semanggol, Ayer Kuning and Kamunting.
Amanah is set to stand in Selama, Lubuk Merbau, Manjoi, Kampung Gajah, Slim, Pasir Panjang, Sungai Rapat, Titi Serong, Changkat Jering, Rungkup, Changkat Jong and Selinsing.
The official said PKR would not contest in five parliamentary seats, with Bagan Serai, Pasir Salak, Tambun and Tapah going to Pribumi and Lumut to Amanah.
“In all, PKR will contest five parliamentary seats, Pribumi eight and Amanah four. DAP will contest in all seven seats it holds,” he added.