Malaysia elections set for May 5

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Elections results of 2008 (click to enlarge)

The 13th general election in Malaysia will be held on May 5, the Election Commission announced on April 10. Balloting will be preceded by a two-week official campaign period kicking off on April 20, it added.

The elections will determine whether Prime Minister Najib Razak’s governing coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) can extend nearly 56 years of uninterrupted rule and prevail over the opposition alliance of Pakatan Rakyat (PR), headed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Najib dissolved parliament last week and will serve as caretaker prime minister until the elections. Both parties have also released their manifestos in which they try to formulate a future strategy for Malaysia.

International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed said on April 9 that BN’s promise to bring in RM1.3 trillion in investments over the next five years, as envisaged in its manifesto, was realistic.

In his campaign, Najib has promised regular cash allowances for the poor as one of numerous incentives for voters to hand his BN coalition another five-year mandate.

Ibrahim is calling for faster political and economic reform and has pledged to tackle government authoritarianism and corruption. He has promised tax cuts, an increase in subsidies and to address complaints of discrimination against minority ethnic Chinese and Indians.

Opinion polls suggest a narrow win for the National Front, and Najib faces pressure to return the party to its two-thirds majority in parliament.

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[caption id="attachment_8247" align="alignleft" width="300"] Elections results of 2008 (click to enlarge)[/caption] The 13th general election in Malaysia will be held on May 5, the Election Commission announced on April 10. Balloting will be preceded by a two-week official campaign period kicking off on April 20, it added. The elections will determine whether Prime Minister Najib Razak's governing coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) can extend nearly 56 years of uninterrupted rule and prevail over the opposition alliance of Pakatan Rakyat (PR), headed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Najib dissolved parliament last week and will serve as caretaker prime minister until the elections....

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Malaysian_general_election
Elections results of 2008 (click to enlarge)

The 13th general election in Malaysia will be held on May 5, the Election Commission announced on April 10. Balloting will be preceded by a two-week official campaign period kicking off on April 20, it added.

The elections will determine whether Prime Minister Najib Razak’s governing coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) can extend nearly 56 years of uninterrupted rule and prevail over the opposition alliance of Pakatan Rakyat (PR), headed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Najib dissolved parliament last week and will serve as caretaker prime minister until the elections. Both parties have also released their manifestos in which they try to formulate a future strategy for Malaysia.

International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed said on April 9 that BN’s promise to bring in RM1.3 trillion in investments over the next five years, as envisaged in its manifesto, was realistic.

In his campaign, Najib has promised regular cash allowances for the poor as one of numerous incentives for voters to hand his BN coalition another five-year mandate.

Ibrahim is calling for faster political and economic reform and has pledged to tackle government authoritarianism and corruption. He has promised tax cuts, an increase in subsidies and to address complaints of discrimination against minority ethnic Chinese and Indians.

Opinion polls suggest a narrow win for the National Front, and Najib faces pressure to return the party to its two-thirds majority in parliament.

Investvine has opened a poll on the election. Tell us your preference!

 

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