Our previous article was ,”725 seats for GE 13 to be contested” and also “GE13- Battle Royale 1.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/725-seats-for-ge13/ 2.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/ge-13-battle-royale/
PM Najib holds the dates close to his chest. He knows that the Voters would not be fooled anymore. He has consistently benn harping on PEOPLE FIRST, PERFORMANCE NOW. The acquittal of Anwar opposition leader from sodomy is also a feel good factor for the ruling BN government. It shows that the judiciary was not influenced by the government and the political psychology worked.
However the hardliners surrounding Najib feels that with Anwar free they will be in for a bitter and hardfought GE13. The infighting surrounding Sarawak parties in SPDP and SUPP is also hampering preparations as many political analysts points to BN will have difficulties in as many as 12 out of 31 seats. Moreover Sabah a BN bastion in 2008 with 24 out of 25 seats might also see at least 8 urban and semi urban seats keenly contested.
Najib wants to be very sure of the mathematics involving the 222 seats befgore he decides to see the Agong to dissolve the Parliament for elections. In 2008 BN won 140-82 and Najib musts do better or face the wrath of his own party UMNO.
Najib was quoted as having said,”I hope it will be the right time (for the next election) soon enough, but we still have to deliver on our promises and it’s important for people to have the feeling that the reforms we have promised will actually benefit them.”
PM Najib has until 2013 to call elections and he will use the time available till elections is held to ensure all party machineries are ready and quell any infighting which will have adverse effect on the results of BN.
The key to Putrajaya is very much in the hands of the voters and Najib and Anwar will know its not going to be an easy ride for either BN or Pakatan.
A BN YB in a telephone call even said,”Yes,its in the voters hands and GE13 is going to be very tough and of course the cyber world will also not be an exception. Najib as PM will weigh all options and will have the strategies worked out. You want me to tell you how.”