Malaysia faces hung parliament in tight election race

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Malaysia faces hung parliament in tight election race
Malaysia faces hung parliament in tight election race

Malaysia Faces Hanged Parliament in Tough Election Race
Rosanna Latiff, Mei Mei Chu, A. Anantalakshmi
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia faced a parliament with no absolute majority for the first time in its history after support for a conservative Islamist coalition prevented a major coalition from winning a simple majority in a general election.

Without a clear winner, political uncertainty could persist as Malaysia faces slower economic growth and higher inflation. In the same year, he served as prime minister three times.

The inability of the major parties to win a majority means that their combination must create a majority alliance to form a government. Malaysia’s constitutional monarch can also participate, as he has the power to appoint a member of parliament as prime minister, who he believes can have a majority.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s coalition won the most seats in Saturday’s general election, according to the results of the Electoral Commission.

The biggest surprise was former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who led his national Pelican bloc to a great show by garnering support from the traditional strongholds of the current administration.

The Muhyiddin Alliance includes the centrist Malaysian Conservative Party and the Islamic Party, which promotes Sharia, or Islamic law. Malaysia is plagued by racial and religious conflict, with a Muslim Malay population constituting the majority and Chinese and Indian minorities.

Both Anwar and Muhyiddin claimed to support the formation of the government, but did not specify which party they were allied with.

Muhyiddin said that he hopes to conclude the discussions on Sunday afternoon. His allies are junior partners in current Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Ya’aqob’s ruling coalition and can work with them again.
Anwar said that he would send a letter detailing the assistance to King Arsultan Abdullah of Malaysia.

Anwar’s rise to the top position marks the beginning of an impressive journey for a politician who has risen from heir to prime minister, from convicted sodomy to the country’s top opposition figure in 25 years.

3 Minute Read Nov 19, 2020 9:38 PM PSTLLLast Updated: 2 days ago
Malaysia Faces Hanged Parliament in Tough Election Race
Rosanna Latiff, Mei Mei Chu, A. Anantalakshmi
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia faced a parliament with no absolute majority for the first time in its history after support for a conservative Islamist coalition prevented a major coalition from winning a simple majority in a general election.

Without a clear winner, political uncertainty could persist as Malaysia faces slower economic growth and higher inflation. In the same year, he served as prime minister three times.

The inability of the major parties to win a majority means that their combination must create a majority alliance to form a government. Malaysia’s constitutional monarch can also participate, as he has the power to appoint a member of parliament as prime minister, who he believes can have a majority.

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Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s coalition won the most seats in Saturday’s general election, according to the results of the Electoral Commission.

The biggest surprise was former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who led his national Pelican bloc to a great show by garnering support from the traditional strongholds of the current administration.

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The Muhyiddin Alliance includes the centrist Malaysian Conservative Party and the Islamic Party, which promotes Sharia (Islamic law). Malaysia is plagued by racial and religious conflict, with a Muslim Malay population constituting the majority and Chinese and Indian minorities.

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