Its a straight fight for Galas state seat by-election, only Umno (BN) and Pas (Pakatan Rakyat). No nomination from the much publicised Akim and an Independent.
It will be between Abdul Aziz Yusoff of Umno and Dr Zulkefli Mohamad of Pas. No objection was recorded during the one hour time given after nomination was closed at about 10.30am at the Gua Musang Land Office.
About 10,000 supporters from both sides accompanied their respective candidates to the nomination centre, causing traffic congestion in the remote town since 8am.
Campaigning starts today until the eve of polling on November 4.
Here are some facts and figures about Galas:
Constituency: N45 Galas
Candidates: Abdul Aziz Yusoff, 49, (BN), former Kesedar operations manager; Dr Zulkefli Mohamad, 44, (PAS) (medical practitioner)
Incumbent: Che Hashim Che Sulaima, 46, (PAS) (Che Hashim died on Sept 27 after suffering from colon cancer. He won the seat in 2008 general election after defeating BN's Mohamed Saufi Deraman by a 646-vote margin)
District: Gua Musang
Number of voters: 11,553 (127 postal voters)
Composition: Malay (7,125 or 61.7 per cent), Chinese (2,317 or 20.06 per cent), Indian (185), Orang Asli (1,889) and Siamese community (10).
Economic activities: Agriculture and business
Returning officer: Wan Mustapha Wan Abdul Hamid
Polling: Nov 4, 2010
Polling streams: 25
Polling centres: 13
Number of polling districts requiring helicopter service: four in Orang Asli area (Belatim, Balar, Bihai and Hau)
Vote-tallying centre: Dewan Pusat Sivik Gua Musang, Jalan Pesiaran Raya, Gua Musang.