Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun says the legislative assembly is expected to be dissolved in May to pave the way for state polls.
The PKR vice-president said this was based on unofficial discussions with the menteris besar and chief ministers of the six states involved.
"Basically, we agreed to dissolve in May. This means the state polls will be in June or July – we do not have much time, only a few more months left. So we need to continue preparing to ensure our victory.
"After the polls, there will be various assumptions and views as to whether we are with Barisan Nasional (BN) or not… that, we will decide soon. Hopefully, there will be a swift decision so as to draw up a joint strategy with BN," he told reporters after the Negeri Sembilan PKR convention in Seremban last night.
The six states which will hold their polls this year are Selangor, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
Meanwhile, PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli said that as the national election director, he would ensure that the party is able to defend Negeri Sembilan in the state election.
Rafizi also said he hoped that any political cooperation with BN could be decided on earlier, so that the party could prepare for the next election.
"It will be one of the platforms to test the cooperation with Umno which, I think, if successfully negotiated, will be a model to strengthen cooperation at the federal level," he said.
Asked if there were difficulties in the cooperation between Pakatan Harapan and BN, Rafizi said the two state leaders, namely Aminuddin and Mohamad Hasan, were easy to talk to and loyal to the party.