GE15 Saga: Battle for PM’s Position
Prime Minister slate has not been filled yet as Pakatan Harapan (PH) with the most seats has still not been able to garner enough support to form a government.
Now they are being challenged by Perikatan Nasional (PN) in a race to form a government through forming coalitions.
The three main coalitions PH, PN, and Barisan Nasional (BN) have become highlighted by the media, especially BN as shown in the data.
However, the fall of BN has resulted in increased media attention on PH and PN, especially in the latter timeframe as the two are now fighting for the Prime Minister’s position.
Data shows that Muhyiddin Yassin has actively given statements about BN and PH topping the influence rank on the topic, alongside other prominent coalitions.
Despite losing, analysts have speculated that BN still possessed significant importance in forming the government.
Thus, it is visible in the data that the keyword of ‘barisan nasional’ appeared strongly in both clusters, especially for Perikatan Nasional.
As of date, no decision on the coalition and prime minister has been made yet.