The Election Commission today fixed Feb 26 as nomination day for the Kerdau state seat by-election and polling will be on March 6, simultaneously with the Merlimau state seat by-election.
EC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof announced tonight that the nomination day for both by-elections has been set for Feb 26.
The Kerdau seat became vacant following the death of its assemblyperson Zaharuddin Abu Kassim, 63, of a heart attack last Saturday.
In the 2008 general election, Zaharuddin from BN defeated PAS candidate Hassanuddin Salim by a majority of 1,615 votes.
Zaharuddin obtained 4,135 votes while Hassanuddin obtained 2,520 votes.
Meanwhile, the Merlimau seat became vacant after its assemblyperson Mohamad Hidhir Abu Hassan, 54, from BN died on Jan 20 after a heart attack.
In the 2008 general election, Mohamad Hidhir won with a majority of 2,154 votes, defeating PAS candidate Jasme Tompang.
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