Electoral Dynamics in Sarawak: Contesting Developmentalism and Rights by Meredith Weiss, Arnold Puyok
English | May 1st, 2018 | ASIN: B06XHKQGY1, ISBN: 9814762814 | 120 Pages | EPUB | 1.09 MB
Malaysia’s 13th general election, held 5 May 2013, saw an unprecedentedly close race between the incumbent Barisan Nasional (National Front, BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Alliance, Pakatan) coalitions. For the first time in Malaysian history, a challenger coalition not only kept the BN from regaining the two-thirds parliamentary super-majority it had lost in the previous election, in 2008, but eked out a slim majority of the popular vote. While many Malaysian election is a big event, this one in particular merits close scrutiny.