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Malaysia's ruling coalition maintains parliamentary majority
Malaysia's ruling coalition maintains parliamentary majority

PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition won at the polls Sunday, election commission officials announced, as voters opted for continuity and experience over opposition calls for reform. The 13-party National Front secured 133 of 222 parliamentary seats, surpassing the 112 required for a simple majority. It was the coalition’s 13th consecutive general election victory since the country gained independence from Britain in 1957. Prime Minister Najib Razak, 59, head of the majority United Malays National Organization party, led the ruling coalition to victory, hammering home the message to his largely rural conservative Muslim Malay base that the...

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