Anwar gives update on talks to form Malaysia govt

22 November 2022
2022-11-22 10:32

Malaysia's longest-ruling coalition said Monday it has not decided which bloc to support after divisive elections over the weekend left neither with enough seats to form a government on its own.

The Malaysian King has extended by 24 hours the deadline for parties to form a new government. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's reformist bloc secured 82 seats in the federal Parliament, far short of the 112 needed for a simple majority.

The Malay nationalist alliance led by former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin trailed with 73 seats. The two sides held talks earlier on a "unity government" that would focus on good governance and strengthening the economy but the National Front wanted more time to consider.

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