KUALA LUMPUR: No one party would be able to command a more than 50% majority in the upcoming 15th General Elections (GE15), said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"I am confident that this time there is no party which can get more than 50%," the Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA) Chairman told reporters at a press conference after the launch of Parti Berjasa’s "Impian Nasional Berjasa 2040."
He said this is because there were many parties contesting and each had their own desires to have the prime minister from their own party.
He said even Umno could not win on its own despite a good show in the Johor and Melaka polls, claiming that what happened in the state polls was an "anomaly."
"In a general election, the stakes are different," he said.
On forming an alliance with Pakatan Harapan, he said GTA would not align with parties which have their own objective.
"We are not thinking about parties, we are thinking about people. This is a gathering of people. Their objectives are not the same as ours. So we cannot be aligned with present parties or the present coalition," he said.