While not quite yet, but just about, Anwar Ibrahim looks set to steer this coalition. It will take a man of his charisma and middle-ground approach to make it work, if it is to work at all.
Is this the beginning of a true shadow government? If it is, then bravo. A shadow government will force BN to double and triple check each move it makes, a shadow government will force the Pakatan Rakyat to actually think before it speaks (or makes promises).