Monday, March 10, 2008

We Should Stop Calling The Opposition, The Opposition

We should stop calling the Opposition, the Opposition. 50 years of frequent calling becomes too frequent, isn't it? Time to change our phrases.

Here's something (still FOC, before they go sucking our blood again :P go to subscription mode again tomorrow) from Malaysiakini:

Trivia from the 2008 polls
Mar 10, 08 6:20pm

Barisan Nasional only gained about 51 percent of the popular vote from the 7.9 million ballots cast on Saturday.

However, it took 63 percent of the seats contested - or 140 of 222 seats in Parliament.

Interestingly, its peninsula-wide popular vote was only 49.79 per cent, which effectively means that the opposition received the majority vote.

When converted to parliamentary seats, BN won 85 of the constituencies in the peninsula, while the opposition won in 80.

In 2004, BN won about 64 percent of the popular vote nationwide and 92 percent of the 219 parliamentary seats on offer then.

As the dust settles on the 12th general election, we highlight more quirky facts and figures.

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