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Elections -- Malaysia.


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Voters in Malaysia went to the polls on Monday in a bitter race, effectively a referendum on the eighteen-year rule of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Asia's longest-serving elected leader. While Mahathir is expected to win an unprecedented fifth five-year term, he is also facing a stronger and more vocal opposition. This opposition has formed a four-party Barisan Alternatif (Alternative Front)...