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Malaysian politicians must reckon with a more demanding electorate

Youth and other new voters will determine direction of the country

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Screens in a Kuala Lumpur store show a live broadcast of Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's announcement of early elections on Oct. 10: Voters are less interested in grand political narratives.   © AP

Bridget Welsh is an honorary research associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia.

The leaders of Malaysia's longtime ruling party sought the early election that will be held Nov. 19 to strengthen their hold on power and the spoils of office.

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