In the 14th general election in Malaysia, the opposition coalition overturned the ruling coalition’s entrenched incumbency of over six decades. The ruling coalition suffered from a legitimacy deficit and corruption scandals. The election witnessed four coalitions of parties, but these coalitions have been ephemeral, and Malaysian politics continues to be based on racial arithmetic.
The 14th General Elections in Malaysia: Ethnicity, Party Polarization, and the End of the Dominant Party System
Abdul Rashid Moten is Professor Emeritus and Guest Writer at the International Islamic University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, where he served as a Senior Professor in Political Science. He is the editor of the International Journal of Islamic Thoughts. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Abdul Rashid Moten; The 14th General Elections in Malaysia: Ethnicity, Party Polarization, and the End of the Dominant Party System. Asian Survey 1 June 2019; 59 (3): 500–520. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.500
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