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Lau: Gerakan to contest in more seats this GE15

Oct 16, 2022

IPOH: Gerakan will be contesting in more seats under Perikatan Nasional in the 15th General Election (GE15) compared with the last polls.

Party president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau said coalition partners had discussed seat allocation.

“I don’t see an issue with it,” he said to a question on whether there was any issue on seat allocation in the party’s discussions with Perikatan component parties, including Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and PAS, which have their respective non-Muslim and non-bumiputra wings.

“Bersatu has its associate wing while PAS has its PAS Supporters Congress wing. In principle, we only want to win with Perikatan.

“Whether some seats are traditionally or non-traditionally contested by us, we consider who can win it for Perikatan.

“Maybe some may say that in some of our traditional seats, we may have more chances of winning due to our active members and machinery, but, primarily, it is how we can ensure a win,” he told reporters after chairing a state party meeting here yesterday.

“But we will definitely be standing in more areas than the last general election,” he added.

Gerakan, said Lau, believes that it could fare better in this polls as compared to GE14 in 2018 when it contested as a Barisan Nasional component party.

He said since the party’s disastrous outcome then, it had identified its weaknesses and joined Perikatan Nasional to strengthen itself.