Malaysia elections expected for end-April

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malaysia electionsNajib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia, dissolved the national parliament on April 3 for a general election expected by the end of April.

The polls are expected to be fiercely contested between Prime Minister Najib Razak’s long-ruling National Front coalition and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s three-party alliance.

Najib said in a nationally televised address he had obtained royal consent from Malaysia’s constitutional monarch to dissolve parliament immediately.

The country’s election commission is expected to meet within a week to set a polling date. Voting must be held within two months but is widely expected by the end of April.

Most analysts believe Najib’s coalition will still have the upper hand because of its support in predominantly rural constituencies that hold the key to a large number of parliament’s seats.

Opposition leaders earlier had complained that the delay in elections is deterring investors from executing planned projects in Malaysia.

 

 

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Najib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia, dissolved the national parliament on April 3 for a general election expected by the end of April.

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malaysia electionsNajib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia, dissolved the national parliament on April 3 for a general election expected by the end of April.

The polls are expected to be fiercely contested between Prime Minister Najib Razak’s long-ruling National Front coalition and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s three-party alliance.

Najib said in a nationally televised address he had obtained royal consent from Malaysia’s constitutional monarch to dissolve parliament immediately.

The country’s election commission is expected to meet within a week to set a polling date. Voting must be held within two months but is widely expected by the end of April.

Most analysts believe Najib’s coalition will still have the upper hand because of its support in predominantly rural constituencies that hold the key to a large number of parliament’s seats.

Opposition leaders earlier had complained that the delay in elections is deterring investors from executing planned projects in Malaysia.

 

 

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