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Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Rafizi Ramli who is also PKR Election director, speaks during the PKR Election Convention 2022 at Dewan Raja Muda Musa, Shah Alam, on August 27, 2022. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

GE15: PH seat allocation almost settled — Rafizi

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 2 — Pakatan Harapan is almost done with the distribution of seats among component parties for the 15th general election (GE15), said PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli.

He said all states except for Kedah and Sabah have completed their seat allocations.

The outcome of negotiations for the remaining two or three seats in Kedah and Sabah would be brought before the Pakatan presidential council meeting on Wednesday (October 5), Rafizi said.

“We are confident of settling this by Wednesday. For parliamentary seats, PKR, Amanah and DAP will get additional seats in GE15, as the 52 seats in the Peninsula contested by Bersatu in GE14 will be distributed among all parties in Pakatan.

“In Sabah, we have to negotiate with the United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko) which was previously not in Pakatan. This will take a bit of time,” he told reporters after a Town Hall session here today.

Rafizi, who is also PKR’s election director, said he informed the party leadership that he wishes to contest in the Pandan parliamentary seat, and is awaiting a decision.

“This is because I can campaign more effectively for PKR candidates at the national level if I contest in Pandan, where we have very strong support,” he said.

Rafizi won the Pandan seat in 2013 on making his parliamentary contest debut, beating BN’s Lim Chin Yee by a majority of 26,729 votes.

He could not defend the seat in GE14 because of a court conviction and the seat was won by then-PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who beat BN’s Leong Kok Wee with a bigger majority of 52,543 votes.

— Bernama

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