KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan has finalised seat allocations for the Melaka state election and will contest under its own logo, said its chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He said of the 28 state seats, PKR will field candidates in 11 seats, Parti Amanah Negara nine and DAP eight.
“To allocate seats among the component parties is a long process, from state constituencies to state level where it is given time to discuss and decide. Only then will the list (choice of candidates) be submitted to a special committee representing the party leadership before being brought to the presidential council.
“So far, DAP remains with eight seats, Amanah nine and PKR 11,” he said at the PKR headquarters here. Also present were Amanah president Mohammad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
Anwar, who is also PKR president, said all Pakatan components – PKR, DAP, Amanah and Upko – had agreed that the coalition will contest the polls using the Pakatan logo.
“So we will be contesting under one logo with a common stand and manifesto for the state level,” he said.
The Election Commission (EC) has set Nov 20 as polling day for the Melaka state election, nomination of candidates on Nov 8 and early voting on Nov 16.
The election is being held after four state assemblymen withdrew support for the government led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali early this month, causing him to lose majority support in the assembly.
Anwar said during the discussion, the parliamentary seat allocation to be contested in the upcoming General Election (GE) was also finalised.
“It was agreed that PKR will contest in two seats and Amanah two. DAP will have an additional seat in the Alor Gajah parliamentary which has traditionally been a DAP area but was given up to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia in the last general election,” he said. — Bernama