What beautiful symmetry: Three coalitions, each with three component parties (below), contesting the Malacca election.
Not only is today’s poll a curtain raiser to GE15, its results will indicate to us also the pattern of multicultural (or not) politics to come.
As I’ve pointed out before, BN is the only troika without an Islamist party. PN has PAS, Harapan has Amanah.
I’ve made seven predictions:
- Umno to win Pengkalan Batu
- MIC to win Gadek
- All five Gerakan candidates to lose their deposits
We shall soon see how the cookie crumbles as the ballots are being counted.