Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Permatang Pauh - A By-Election of The Century

Permatang Pauh by-election was made possible with PKR President Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail giving way to her husband Datuk Seri Anwar ibrahim.

Dubbed as a by-election of the century, this post-GE match has immense implications for both BN and PR and far-reaching impact to the national political landscape far exceeding the fate of an individual or a constituency.

Permatang Paug is DSAI's stronghold. With the vibration of the 080308 political tsunami still going strong, the point in question is not who would emerge the victor, but rather would the charismatic DSAI beat BN flat or by a lesser majority.

PP is foreseeably going to be a very much lopsided fight between BN and PR. But BN would pronounce PR a defeat if the majority of votes drops.

Essentially, this by-election is a crucial testing ground for both BN and PR and an all-out effort to campaign would be expected from both fronts.

According to malaysiakini, PP by-election is slated for Aug. 26 with nomionation day on Aug, 16.

Watch out for this nerve-racking event!

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