Stage set for “mother of all elections” in Malaysia

Stage set for “mother of all elections” in MalaysiaMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the dissolution of parliament on April 8 for a general election that will pose one of the sternest-ever tests for his ruling coalition, due to a massive financial scandal and a challenge from former leader Mahathir Mohamad.

After laying out the Barisan Nasional coalition’s recent achievements in a 25-minute speech on state television, Najib announced that parliament would be dissolved to pave the way for the hotly-anticipated poll.

“We have delivered and we will continue to deliver,” he said. “I seek your mandate for Barisan Nasional to rule for another five years.”

Following the dissolution, the Election Commission will announce in the coming days the date for the polls, which are expected early May.

 



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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the dissolution of parliament on April 8 for a general election that will pose one of the sternest-ever tests for his ruling coalition, due to a massive financial scandal and a challenge from former leader Mahathir Mohamad. After laying out the Barisan Nasional coalition’s recent achievements in a 25-minute speech on state television, Najib announced that parliament would be dissolved to pave the way for the hotly-anticipated poll. “We have delivered and we will continue to deliver,” he said. “I seek your mandate for Barisan Nasional to rule for another five years.” Following the...

Stage set for “mother of all elections” in MalaysiaMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the dissolution of parliament on April 8 for a general election that will pose one of the sternest-ever tests for his ruling coalition, due to a massive financial scandal and a challenge from former leader Mahathir Mohamad.

After laying out the Barisan Nasional coalition’s recent achievements in a 25-minute speech on state television, Najib announced that parliament would be dissolved to pave the way for the hotly-anticipated poll.

“We have delivered and we will continue to deliver,” he said. “I seek your mandate for Barisan Nasional to rule for another five years.”

Following the dissolution, the Election Commission will announce in the coming days the date for the polls, which are expected early May.

 



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