Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is well on its way to retaining the state government, winning 25 seats so far out of the 82 in the legislative assembly – more than half the number needed to obtain a simple majority.
As of 8pm, GPS had won the seats of Tanjong Datu, Asajaya, Muara Tuang, Serembu, Tarat, Sadong Jaya, Gedong, Sebuyau, Betong Mato, Balai Ringin, Bukit Begunan, Saribas, Layar, Bukit Saban, Kalaka, Krian, Kabong, Daro, Tellian, Balingian, Tamin, Pelagus, Bukit Goram, Belaga and Bukit Sari.
Opposition party PSB meanwhile has won two seats: Ba’kalalan and Engkelili.
In order to obtain a simple majority, GPS will need 42 seats. A two-thirds majority meanwhile will require 55 seats.