Polls close in Malaysian national elections

Voters were faced with returning the ruling party, in power for 56 years, or choosing an untested opposition.

Polls close in Malaysian national elections

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Voting has ended in Malaysia in general election.

PM Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition is up against Pakatan Rakyat, a three-party alliance headed by Anwar Ibrahim.

Voters were faced with returning the ruling party, in power for 56 years, or choosing an untested opposition.

Both sides have expressed confidence in the outcome, but unofficial opinion polls have put the overall results as too close to call.

“It’s fifty-fifty right now, nobody knows what will happen,” said Frankie Gan Joon Zin, a candidate for the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in Kuala Lumpur’s tourist and nightlife district of Bukit Bintang, reported Al Jazeera.

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