INTERACTIVE: Shifting political power in the states since GE14

  • Nation
  • Monday, 26 Jun 2023

PETALING JAYA: The past five years has seen dramatic changes in the political landscape not just at the federal level but in several states as well.

Pakatan Harapan defeated Barisan Nasional in 2018 but a political crisis two years later created a fallout that saw the coalition losing Johor, Melaka and Kedah.

In addition, two states and two regions held elections – Sabah in 2020; Melaka and Sarawak in 2021; and Johor last year.

Ahead of the upcoming state election in six states, here is a closer look at how things have unfolded since the 14th general election (GE14) in 2018.

The following interactive graphic shows some of the key developments in the states following GE14:

What’s at stake

A total of 245 state seats are up for grabs in the six states. Here’s a look at the share of constituencies among the coalitions upon dissolution:

State seat by-elections

Since GE14 there have been seven by-elections held for state assembly seats.

Of the seven by-elections, five were held in the states will be heading to the upcoming election. Of the remaining two by-elections, one each were held in states were an election is not due, namely Pahang and Perak.

Vacant seats

Seven of the 245 state seats in the six states are currently vacant:

Switching parties

Thirteen assemblymen from Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have changed parties since they won their state seats at GE14:

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