Tonight, we will look at the upcoming Kelantan state election.
In the 2018 state election, Pas won 37 seats out of the 45 seats (52.0% of the popular vote), Barisan Nasional picked up eight (37.6%), and Pakatan Harapan failed to win a single seat (10.0% including Bersatu’s 2.4%).
In the 2022 general election for Kelantan parliamentary seats, Perikatan Nasional’s (mainly Pas’) share of the popular vote soared to 63.7%, BN’s share plunged to 26.8% while PH’s share slipped to 8.8%.
Abdul Rahman Kasim, the Tasik Gelugor Pas information chief, is predicting a near clean sweep this time, with PN grabbing 43 of the 45 seats.
For my part, I predict a PN win in Kelantan as the Pas share of the popular vote of 63.7% last November is likely to be too high for PH to overcome. This seems to tie in with a recent survey, which shows that only 10% of voters in Kelantan approve of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s performance.