The redelineation of electoral boundaries in West Malaysia last month not only retained but also aggravated the malapportionment of parliamentary constituencies, and has raised the odds for the election in favour of Barisan Nasional (BN).
Excluding the Federal Territory of Putrajaya (26,408 voters), which must have one constituency on its own, the Federal Constitution requires the remaining 164 parliamentary constituencies in the states and territories to have an electorate size approximately equal to their state averages.
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