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Malaysia to go to polls on November 19

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Malaysia to go to polls on November 19

MALAYSIA GENERAL ELECTION. Malaysia's election commission chief Abdul Ghani Salleh announces date for the country's 15th general election in a news conference after holding a special meeting at the commission's headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 20, 2022.

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The polls come earlier than the September 2023 deadline and during the annual monsoon season that has already triggered floods across Malaysia and is expected to affect voter turnout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia will hold a general election on November 19, its election commission said on Thursday, October 20, in a contest that the ruling graft-tainted party hopes would strengthen its hold on power.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved parliament on Oct. 10th and called for snap polls, saying an election would end years of political instability.

Candidates will have to file their nomination to be a lawmaker on November 5, commission chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh told a news conference.

The polls come earlier than the September 2023 deadline and during the annual monsoon season that has already triggered floods across Malaysia and is expected to affect voter turnout.

About 21 million Malaysians are eligible to vote this year, to elect lawmakers to the 222-seat lower house of parliament.

The party or coalition that wins a simple majority – 112 seats – would form the next government. – Rappler.com

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