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Rules surrounding elections in Malaysia are intricate. Now when some states are governed by parties opposed to the federal government, things get even more complicated–and exciting. Perhaps it is time to fix a universal voting day.

Speculation is rife that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will call for the 13th General Election this year. Rumours are aplenty on the actual date – and most consider either June or September to be the favourable months, after considering various factors, which include the school holidays, Malaysia’s multiple cultural festivals, the public listing of Felda Holdings, and so on.

The present parliament must be dissolved by April 28, 2013 and polls held by June 27 that year. The strongest reason for Najib to call for a relatively “early” election would be to validate his position as Prime Minister.


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