Emir Research projects that senior Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional leaders are headed towards defeat in the 15th general election. — Picture by Farhan Najib
By Justin Ong
Thursday, 17 Nov 2022 7:28 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 — Senior Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional leaders are headed towards defeat in the 15th general election, according to a new projection by Emir Research.
The think-tank of Bersatu co-founder Rais Hussin, who was now a PKR member, predicted that Pakatan Harapan would gain a plurality of 94 seats in peninsula Malaysia, ahead of BN’s 46.
It also saw PN’s revival fizzling out by Saturday, giving the coalition just 24 seats including coalition chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Pagoh.
The forecast did not include Sabah and Sarawak.
The projection also put Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as likely to lose in Bagan Datuk and former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin expected to fail in his bid to capture Sungai Buloh, while deputy president Datuk Mohamad Hasan would win in Rembau, leaving him the most senior party leader in Parliament.
Caretaker prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob would also win in his Bera seat, albeit narrowly.
Gerakan Tanah Air would be wiped out entirely despite contesting over 100 seats, with only former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expected to win in Langkawi.
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