MALAYSIA GENERAL ELECTION: NEW NATIONAL FRONT MANDATE
V. A. POGADAEV Candidate of Historical Sciences Malaysia Keywords:, general election 2013, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhillin Yasin, Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Izza Ibrahim General elections were held in Malaysia on 5 May 2003. 13.3 million people participated in them . the number of voters, including 3.7 million, voted for the first time. The battle was mainly fought between the ruling National Front and the opposition People's Bloc for 222 seats in the federal Parliament and 505 seats in state legislatures (with the exception of Sarawak, where local elections were held in 2011). Most polling stations were operating normally and voting was mostly calm. For the first time, indelible ink was used in elections , which is applied to the hand of the voters who voted. With 133 seats in Parliament, 1 the National Front, which has effectively ruled Malaysia since 1957 (1957-1974 under the name of the Union Party 2), received a new mandate to govern the country for another five years, retaining control of most of the country's states.3 Moreover, he managed to subdue the state of Kedah, which had previously been in the hands of the opposition. NO ONE ACHIEVED THEIR GOALS Despite this, the position of the National Front has slightly deteriorated compared to the previous elections. He entered Parliament, losing seven seats. The goal that he set on the eve of the elections-to get two-thirds of the vote - was not achieved. All five aides to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, four ministers and four deputy ministers of the Federal Government were defeated in the election. And most importantly, the total number of people who voted for the front dropped to 48%. This has happened only once in the history of Malaysia - in 1969.5 The opposition, represented by the People's Bloc, still controls the important states of Selangor, Penang and Kelantan from the point of view of the country's development. Without winning, it nevertheless improved its representation in the Legislative Assemblies of several ... Read more
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