KUALA LUMPUR — After months of speculation, Malaysia will officially go to the polls on May 9 for its 14th general election.
The Election Commission (EC) announced the date on Tuesday (April 10) after a special meeting to discuss key dates as well as preparations for the national polls.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the dissolution of parliament last Friday, as his ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition gears up for one of its toughest elections since independence in 1957.
Polling must be held within 60 days of a dissolution.
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