Former Malaysian Prime Minister Leads Party to Landslide Victory in State Electionson November 23, 2021 at 12:43 pm

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has led his party, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), and its allies to a landslide victory in the Malacca state elections, with the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition winning 21 of the 28 state seats on Nov. 20. UMNO won 18 of the 28 seats, while its allies in the BN coalition won three. Rival coalitions Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional (PN) won five seats and two seats, respectively. Malacca state was initially governed by a PN–BN coalition government, but the coalition toppled after four assemblymen declared no confidence in the state’s former chief minister, Sulaiman Ali, prompting a state election. Gov. Ali Rustam consented to dissolve the state assembly on Oct. 5, after which an election was required to be held within 60 days of the dissolution under Malaysian law. The state election saw the lowest voter turnout, with an overall turnout …

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