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Campaigning kicks off in Malaysia's elections

Malaysian politicians have begun formal campaigning for the May 5 general elections that will determine if Prime Minister Najib Razak's governing coalition can extend nearly 56 years of unbroken rule amid a resurgent opposition that accuses it of corruption and authoritarianism.

world Updated: Apr 20, 2013 11:30 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

Malaysian politicians have begun formal campaigning for the May 5 general elections that will determine if Prime Minister Najib Razak's governing coalition can extend nearly 56 years of unbroken rule amid a resurgent opposition that accuses it of corruption and authoritarianism.

Election candidates on Saturday submitted nomination papers at their home constituencies, paving the way for the start of a 15-day campaigning period. Najib, escorted by dozens of supporters, submitted his nomination papers in Pekan in central Pahang state. His arch rival Anwar Ibrahim is running in northern Penang state.

Anwar's alliance currently holds slightly more than a third of the Parliament's seats and controls four of Malaysia's 13 states after the National Front endured its worst electoral results ever in 2008 polls amid public discontent about corruption and racial discrimination.

First Published: Apr 20, 2013 11:28 IST

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