Barisan Nasional Sarawak receives another strong mandate from the Rakyat

Posted on April 17, 2011

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Yesterday, on a Saturday morning, alongside hundreds of thousands of my fellow Sarawakians, I cast my vote for the new government of Sarawak.

Last night, at about 9pm, the Election Commission announced that BN Sarawak had won a simple majority in the 10th Sarawak State Election, winning 36 out of the 71 seats contested.

Just about an hour later, it was announced that BN Sarawak had obtained the “magical” two-thirds majority, with at least 47 seats won.

And maybe an hour after that, I witnessed on TV -YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Sarawak for another term.

Although BN Sarawak lost a few more seats compared to the last State election in 2006, the 2/3 majority has given the Chief Minister and his team yet another strong mandate to govern our beloved Sarawak.

What I hope for is continued peace and political stability in the State, especially now that a transition process needs to take place when Taib steps down and hands over the reins to his successor, which I firmly believe will be just before the next General Elections.

You can also check out wikipedia for a nice analysis at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarawak_state_election,_2011.

In summary, this was how the 10th Sarawak State Election turned out:

Party and coalition

Seats won

PBB

35 out of 35

SUPP

6 out of 19

SPDP

6 out of 8

PRS

8 out of 9

BN SARAWAK

 

55 out of 71

DAP

12 out of 15

PKR

3 out of 49

PAS

0 out of 5

PAKATAN RAKYAT

 

15 out of 69

INDEPENDENT

 

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