Now that the Pakatan state government has been returned to power, and with an increment of one seat, more concerted efforts are possible in order for it to fulfil its many promises.
Penangites have shown their preferences. Notwithstanding accusations of fraud in certain constituencies, there is no doubt that the final election results in Penang were reflective of the sentiments of its residents. Penang voters definitely preferred Pakatan component parties, especially DAP, to BN parties, especially Gerakan, MCA and MIC. However, in the rural areas and small towns, Umno was still the voters’ choice.
Pakatan won 10 of the 13 parliamentary seats and 30 of the 40 state assembly seats (see Tables 1 and 2).
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