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Malaysia ruling coalition wins majority

Malaysia ruling coalition wins majority
The ruling National Front coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak has won a majority in Malaysia’s parliamentary election.

The Election Commission announced on Monday that the National Front, or Barisan Nasional, coalition won 133 seats in the 222-seat parliament.
Defeated opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim refused to concede defeat and accused the government of fraud.
The opposition — three-party Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Pact) alliance — bagged 89 seats.
About 80 percent of 13 million registered voters cast their ballots during a 10-hour voting period, election officials stated.

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