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Deep Divisions Surface After Landmark Malaysian Electionsi
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May 09, 2013 6:55 PM
After this week's closest election in Malaysia’s history, the ruling National Front returned to power with a majority in parliament. The opposition alliance, however, won more than half the votes. The result has left a divided country, with the opposition alleging electoral fraud, and many in the ruling coalition are blaming the ethnic Chinese majority for their poor performance. Rian Maelzer reports for VOA from Kuala Lumpur.

Deep Divisions Surface After Landmark Malaysian Elections

Published May 09, 2013

After this week's closest election in Malaysia’s history, the ruling National Front returned to power with a majority in parliament. The opposition alliance, however, won more than half the votes. The result has left a divided country, with the opposition alleging electoral fraud, and many in the ruling coalition are blaming the ethnic Chinese majority for their poor performance. Rian Maelzer reports for VOA from Kuala Lumpur.


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