PUTRAJAYA, May 10 2018 : Nine state can form state governments after the contesting parties obtained at least a simple majority in the 14th general election (GE14).
The states are Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang, Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor.
The formation of state government in Perak, Kedah and Sabah was seen as hanging as there was no party which obtained the simple majority.
For 60 state seats in Sabah, Barisan Nasional won 29, PKR (two), DAP (six) , Parti Warisan Sabah (21) and Parti SolidarityTanah Airku won two seats.
From the 36 state seats contested in Kedah, PKR captured 18 seats, PAS won 15 seats and BN (three) while in Perak, PKR won 29 seats, BN (27) and PAS (three) from an a overall of 59 seats.
PKR needed at least one more state seat to form the state government with a simple majority in Perak and Kedah.
EC deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood said the commission could only announce the number of seats of won by parties but could not decided on which party eligible to form the state government.
“It depends on the respective to discuss. We cannot decide who should form the state government,” he said.
PKR has captured states on the west coast to form the government the state government, namely Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor. – Bernama