Malacca election: It was a lot closer than we thought!

Far from a 'landslide' victory for Barisan Nasional, the popular vote tells a different story

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Melaka - BENEDICT LOPEZ

The frontpage of a local daily trumpeted a “landslide” Barisan Nasional victory in the Malacca state election with the coalition winning 21 of the 28 seats on offer.

But the popular vote tells a different story and reveals just how skewed our electoral system is.

Take a look at this summary, and see how close it was in terms of the popular vote.

It was a lot closer than we thought – WIKIPEDIA

It was a lot closer than we thought in terms of the popular vote (just a 2.6% difference in popular vote separates the front-runners). That said, Pakatan Harapan should still be concerned about its 6.7% swing in the popular vote.

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