BY NOOR SYAHHIRA HADY & SARAH HAFIZAH CHANDRA
KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) had unofficially won 22 seats in the 15th General Election (GE15).
Its chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said that the party is still waiting for polling in Baram which was postponed due to bad weather conditions.
“But if we look at the majority votes, we can say that the seat is leaning to our side. This means, GPS won 23 seats unofficially. However, the final result is subject to the Election Commission (EC),” he said.
He said this during the press conference at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) tonight (Nov 19).
Adding on, he pointed out that winning 23 seats was within the party’s estimation.
“We have calculated it and it is within our estimate,” he said.
On the defeat of its Julau candidate Datuk Joseph Salang, he said,”we expected him to win but unfortunately he did not manage to get the seat.”
“For the seats that we lose, we will have a post-mortem to analyse them. Nevertheless, we are grateful that we won 23 seats which is an increase from the previous general election where we only had 18 seats.”