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Worst fears about EC redelineation may not come to pass, says analyst

The worst instances of gerrymandering and malapportionment under the Election Commission’s redelineation exercise may not materialise, according to Penang Institute fellow Wong Chin Huat.

He said such manipulations are a “double-edged sword,” and would not necessarily be in the EC’s final proposal.

“Delineational manipulations are a double-edged sword. They don't guarantee victory but they amplify the gains or loses.

“It would make it easier for BN to win two-thirds if it retains a substantial part of its support base. However, if enough voters swing, BN might be worse hit,” he told Malaysiakini yesterday...

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