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Malaysia's Ruling Coalition Wins 13th Straight Vote

80% turnout amid strong opposition push

(Newser) - Malaysia's long-governing coalition has won national elections to extend its 56 years of unbroken rule, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced. The Election Commission reported that Prime Minister Najib Razak's National Front coalition captured 112 of Malaysia's 222 parliamentary seats to win a simple... More »

Malaysian PM Won't Quit After Election Rout

'Political tsunami' the result of govt's inability to quell racial strife

(Newser) - Yesterday's elections in Malaysia dealt a stunning blow to the coalition that has effectively ruled the country since 1957. Despite the worst-ever showing, the National Front clung to a bare majority in parliament, and the prime minister refused calls for his resignation, BBC reports. Outside observers fear unrest and financial... More »

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