competing Malaysian blocs race to shape next government after the electoral deadlock


After the fiercely contested election ended in In the apparent stalemate, Malaysia’s two biggest winners were vying to reach it out Alliances to form a government on Sunday.

With the king of the nation to be final Rule, the unprecedented hung Parliament after Saturday’s divisive elections rise of Malay nationalists plunged the country into a new crisis.

The results Many Malaysians were stunned who hopefull for Stability and unity after the political turmoil that witnessed three prime Ministers since the 2018 elections.

Perikatan Nasional, or National Alliance, centered around the Malays, led by former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was an underdog who enjoyed an unexpected upswing of support with 73 out of 222 parliamentary seats.

Its hardest ally was the Malaysian Islamic Party winner with distance of 49 parliamentary seats – more From double What won in 2018. Known as PAS, promoting Sharia law, rules three states and is now the single largest party.

The reformist alliance of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim led the party race with 82 federal seats, but it was much less of needs 112 for majority.

The coalition led by the United Malays National Organization, which ruled Malaysia from independence from Britain until 2018, was the biggest loser.

He. She won Only 30 seats in The worst ever performance He also chose many Malays for Muhyiddin’s bloc described itself as a “concerned, clean and stable” alternative.

“This election strengthened the identity politics. Given that no party The absolute majority, newly formed coalition government will need To unite the nation, Amir Farid Rahim said, director of strategy in public affairs in politics risk KRA Consulting Group.

many rural Malays, who thirds form of 33 million in Malaysia people – which includes large minorities of Ethnic Chinese and Indians – they fear losing their rights with Greater pluralism under Anwar’s coalition. This together with corruption in UMNO, Muhyiddin Bloc reported.

Among other things key The losers in the elections were twice former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who At 97 it is leading The Malay movement is separate. He suffered a shocking defeat for the National Alliance.

Anwar and Mohiuddin, both 75, claimed they had had enough support For the majority but did not provide details.

Muhyiddin seemed to be, too leading As is met with one of Borneo bloc leaders sunday. Negotiations said also Underway with other groups.

“God willing, federalism government will be able to take shape in near futurehe tweeted.

Anwar A. said: news conference that he got support in writing of legislators for Simple majority. He said that this will be raised to the king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmed Shah. who will be final Say. Kings role It is very festive in Malaysia, but appoints the person he thinks has the majority support in Parliament prime minister.

“We got the majority…meaning the majority more Anwar said about 111.

Palace said in A statement said that Sultan Abdullah asked the political leaders to submit their choice for prime minister And the for alliance to be formed for majority by Monday. the king said to him decision will be final He also urged Malaysians to accept the outcome ensure stable government.

Muhyiddin took power in March 2020, the defection from the coalition of Anwar W joining UMNO-led coalition in a move that triggered The government’s collapse. The partnership was plagued by infighting and he resigned after 17 months.

political parties in two states on Borneo Island won 32 federal seats combined, and support Decisive. will UMNO also Leader Ahmed Al-Zahed Hamidi said important in A statement that the National Front coalition has a willingness to do so set Aside differences ensure This is stable government It could be formed, but she did not give details.

ascetic who Dozens fight of Graft charges, and faces pressure to resign after UMNO second defeat at the polls.

Then-Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yacoub called for early elections in October after the collapse under pressure from UMNO. He expected a strong comeback amid a fragmented opposition however strategy Backfire. UMNO leaders will meet later Sunday to make a decision who to me support.

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