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Malaysia election

Malaysia's general election: 4 things to know

Some 1.4m new voters aged 18-21 will be key to choosing next government

From left: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's opposition chief; Muhyiddin Yassin, head of the National Alliance coalition; Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the incumbent prime minister; and Mahathir Mohamad, the former and longest-serving leader. (Source photos by Reuters)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysians are voting in the 15th general election on Saturday to determine which party is to be handed a fresh five-year mandate to govern the country.

The elections are expected to calm the political instability that the country has suffered since the last elections in 2018, a period during which there have been three prime ministers.

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