Ruling coalition faces fight of its life in Malaysian vote




 
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Ruling coalition faces fight of its life in Malaysian vote
 
May 4th, 2013  
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Ruling coalition faces fight of its life in Malaysian vote
By Stuart Grudgings KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysians vote on Sunday in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of one of the world's longest-lived coalitions, which faces a stiff challenge from an opposition pledging to clean up politics and end race-based policies. Led by former finance minister Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition is aiming to build on startling electoral gains in 2008, when the Barisan Nasional (BN), or National Front, ruling coalition lost its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority. ...




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