Saturday, February 7, 2009
Total Voters = 1,196,650
DUN Seats = 59
As per March 8, 2008 GE Results
Pakatan PKR-DAP-PAS (PR) = 31 seats
Barisan Nasional (BN) = 28 seats
As per Feb 4, 2009
BN = 28
PR = 28
Indy = 3 (But friendly to BN), so BN holds simple majority.
Refer to the Pie Chart: GE Results
Total Vote = 843,860 (all returned ballots minus void or 'Undi Rosak')
Total PR Vote = 442,660
Total BN Vote = 399,565
Different PR-BN = 43,095
Should we adopt the popularity vote instead?
Regardless of anybody hopping anywhere, the Popularity Vote is the one that determined who supposed to head the Executive branch of Government (to form an administration). Let the Legislative (DUN) ratio change because of the Article 10 (Freedom to Associate/Disassociate). But we use the Popularity Vote as the measure of the People's preferred party to administer (not RULE .... Rulers (King/Sultans/Raja) Rule or MEMERINTAH, but People (Political Parties) Administered or MENTADBIR.
What if the one who top the popularity gains less seat (not holds the majority)?
For me it is a better Check & Balance.
Remember Democrats control the Congress while Bush (Republican) was finishing his last year of 2nd term presidency, and how his additional budget for Iraq was turned down by the Congress.
So that every vote is count, regardless the guy that you vote for lost the seat contest, your vote still going to reflect your preferred choice of Executive.
Posted by norhisham at 12:52:00 AM