2021 Sarawak state election

The 12th Sarawak state election will be held before 7 September 2021. The 82 members of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly, were elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.

2021 Sarawak state election

Before or on 7 September 2021

All 82 seats in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
42 seats needed for a majority
  STAR
Leader Abang Johari Openg Chong Chieng Jen Soo Lina
Party GPS PH STAR
Leader's seat Satok Kota Sentosa
Last election 72 seats, 61.96% 10 seats, 30.55% 0 seats, 0.38%
Current seats 72 10 0
Seats needed 32 42

  PAS PBDS Baru
Leader Jofri Jaraiee Patrick Uren
Party PAS PBDS
Last election No seats, 1.75% New party
Current seats 0 0 seats, 0.17%
Seats needed 42 42

Incumbent Chief Minister

Abang Johari Openg
GPS-PBB


Malaysia does not practice compulsory voting and automatic voter registration. The voting age is 21 although the age of majority in the country is 18. The election was conducted by the Election Commission of Malaysia.

Background

Gabungan Parti Sarawak was established in 2018 by four former Barisan Nasional component parties following the coalition's defeat in the 2018 Malaysian general election.[1] It is currently the third-largest bloc in the Dewan Rakyat and forms the government in the state of Sarawak.

The coalition was formed on 12 June 2018, consisting of the United Bumiputera Heritage Party, Sarawak People's Party, Progressive Democratic Party and Sarawak United People's Party.[2][3] The coalition focuses on the state's interests and rights based on the Malaysia Agreement and has pledged support for the Pakatan Harapan federal government despite not being an ally of the coalition.

References

  1. Sharon Ling; Geryl Ogilvy (12 June 2018). "Sarawak BN parties pull out of coalition to form independent state-based pact". The Star. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. "Malaysia's Sarawak State Government leaves Barisan Nasional: Statement". Bloomberg. The Edge Markets. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. Lee Poh Onn (15 June 2018). "Commentary: Free from the shackles of a fallen coalition, does Sarawak parties leaving spell the end of the Barisan Nasional?". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
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