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    , allowing it to stack up seats ......

    Dear teachers,

    There is a sentence from the Economist magazine that I do not quite understand. Could you please help me understand its meaning. It is from article:
    Malaysia’s general election Tawdry victory.

    "It is further evidence of how the electoral system is skewed in Barisan’s favour, allowing it to stack up seats in the rural Malay heartlands with far fewer voters than Pakatan needs to win seats in more urban areas." The latter part of the sentence I do not fully understand. Please help. thank you.

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    Re: , allowing it to stack up seats ......

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There is a sentence from the Economist magazine that I do not quite understand. Could you please help me understand its meaning. It is from article:
    Malaysia’s general election Tawdry victory.

    "It is further evidence of how the electoral system is skewed in Barisan’s favour, allowing it to stack up seats in the rural Malay heartlands with far fewer voters than Pakatan needs to win seats in more urban areas." The latter part of the sentence I do not fully understand. Please help. thank you.
    It sounds like the "electoral system" is setup in an unfair way, so that they can get lots of tiny communities to elect officials that think like "Barisan". If each community gets a representative, the small communities are picking officials that help "Barisan" , but if you really count the people "Patakan" is getting more real support. That's what I think is happening. Let me know if this is clear.
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