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Malaysia election

Malaysians to vote on Nov. 19 for next government

Ismail Sabri's UMNO is expected to lead as Anwar and Muhyiddin mount challenges

The prime minister's office in Malaysia. General elections are set for Nov. 19, the results of which are expected to calm political instability in the country.   © AP

PUTRAJAYA -- Malaysians will go to the polls on Nov. 19 to determine their government for the next five years, the country's Election Commission announced on Thursday, as the country is eager to conclude the election before anticipated monsoon-triggered floods.

Commission Chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh said about 21.17 million voters are eligible to cast votes in the country's 15th federal polls since independence.

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