By Chandravathani Sathasivam
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) -- Looking at the list of Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates for the 13 Federal Territories' (FT) parliamentary seats announced yesterday, political analysts believe the coalition has a good chance of retaining its seats and wresting back some of the nine seats currently held by the opposition.
However, in view of the political undercurrents ahead of the 14th General Election (GE14), BN might need proper winning strategies together with strong leadership, to secure victory.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) political lecturer Associate Prof Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani said FT BN's list of candidates comprised both old and new faces, which reflected the party's unwavering spirit in winning back the seats it lost in the previous elections.
"Although the signs are encouraging, I think it is still going to be a tough fight for BN. Moreover, the sentiments of the urbanites and young voters could be unpredictable at times," he told Bernama when contacted here today.
Yesterday, FT BN secretary-general Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar announced the names of the candidates comprising six new faces, three incumbents, two renominated candidates and two local grassroots leaders to contest the 13 parliamentary seats in FT.....