WORLD Malaysia to hold general election on Nov. 19

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Malaysia to hold general election on Nov. 19

AP

13:00, October 20, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia will hold the general election on Nov. 19, the country's election commission said on Thursday.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waves from a car as he leaves the inauguration ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 21, 2021. (Photo via CGTN)

The nomination of candidates will be held on Nov. 5, providing two weeks for official election campaigning, commission chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh told a press conference.

There will be 363,515 election workers who will operate 8,958 voting centers across the country to serve a total of 21,173,638 registered voters, the official said.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved parliament on Oct. 10, paving the way for a snap election, citing the need to end the political uncertainty which has seen two prime ministers appointed since 2020 following the resignation of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad in February of that year.

Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as the prime minister on March 1, 2020 but later resigned following the withdrawal of support by members of parliament from his own coalition. Ismail Sabri was then appointed as the prime minister on Aug. 21, 2021.

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