Party secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan says the decision was reached during the party’s daily executive committee meeting in Penang yesterday

KOTA BARU: PAS has decided to contest in over 150 out of the 222 parliamentary seats in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14).

Its secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said the decision was reached during the party’s daily executive committee meeting in Penang yesterday.

“In the meeting, chaired by party president Abdul Hadi Awang and attended by all the 12 committee members, we have decided to field our candidates at more than 150 parliamentary seats throughout the country.

“Besides that, PAS will also be contesting in almost all available state seats,” he said in a statement today, reported the New Straits Times.

On the candidate’s list, Takiyuddin said the Islamic party has finalised 95% of its candidates for both parliamentary and state assembly levels, including Sabah and Sarawak

An announcement on the candidates’ list is expected to be made next week.

In the 13th General Election, Umno contested in 121 parliamentary seats and won 88. Pas contested 65 parliamentary seats and won 21.

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