Ayunan Bandar dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14: Kajian Kes Negeri Sembilan (Urban Swing In The 14th General Election: A Case Study of Negeri Sembilan)

Ariff Aizuddin Azlan, Mohammad Khairuddin Majidillah


Negeri Sembilan was one of states won by Pakatan Harapan in the 14th general election. This article aims to look closely at the political process that has taken place in the state. This article argues that the phenomenon of ‘urban swing’ became a catalyst for the leadership change in Negeri Sembilan. This phenomenon, which is based on empirical observation and qualitative discussions, will explain how a former BN stronghold such as Negeri Sembilan shifted into the arms of the new coalition, Pakatan Harapan. This article surmises that the process of urban swing and political change in Negeri Sembilan must be seen against the background of national politics. Even though the political tenor of Negeri Sembilan was not as high pitched as it was in other batteleground states, the process of urban swing was inevitable. Protest votes in Negeri Sembilan manifested in the form of urban swing phenomenon, which includes issues such as economic uncertainties, BN’s leadership crisis at the national level, corruption dan administrative mismanagement, and the mobilizing strategies of political parties.

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JEBAT : Malaysian Journal of History, Politics & Strategic Studies, 
Center for Research in History, Politics and International Affairs,
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