Malaysia Ruling Coalition Wins Simple Majority In Parliament

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Reuters
Malaysia's ruling National Front coalition won a simple majority of 112 seats in the 222-seat national parliament in Sunday's election, the country's Election Commission said, signaling it would extend its 56-year rule in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Malaysia's ruling National Front coalition won a simple majority of 112 seats in the 222-seat national parliament in Sunday's election, the country's Election Commission said, signaling it would extend its 56-year rule in the Southeast Asian nation.

The opposition alliance had 58 seats with more than two-thirds of the seat results confirmed, according to the official results.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had earlier claimed victory in the election, warning the Election Commission and the ruling party of Prime Minister Najib Razak not to "hijack" the results.