DAP likely to retain power in Penang but with smaller mandate

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GEORGETOWN - The opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) and its allies, which have dominated Penang politics for nearly 15 years, have lost some of their shine and are expected to return to power with a smaller mandate at the next election.

The shift in support was on display at a recent fund-raising dinner organised by the fledgling Parti Warisan, a multiracial opposition party from Sabah state.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2022, with the headline DAP likely to retain power in Penang but with smaller mandate. Subscribe