The DAP camp is euphoric as the results trickle in.
When each result was received from the various polling centres, the 100-odd crowd erupted into cheers. Observers have gathered in front of the big screens outside holding umbrellas while others are streaming into the operations room.
DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, said Pakatan Rakyat has made a tremendous breakthrough.
“Our performance here has sent a very strong message to Taib Mahmud that he has to go and he has to go now!” he told journalists. “If he doesn’t go right now, then we will come after him again in the next state election.”
Taib won his Baligian seat with a majority of 2,215 votes.
Meanwhile, unofficial results from the DAP headquarters puts the party in a leading position in all contested seats except Bawang Assan where Alice Lau Kiong Yieng lost toWong Soon Koh from SUPP and Bukit Kota where they lost to a BN.
DAP also took the Pandungan seat with a majority of 6,590 votes.