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Anwar’s long walk to power: the 2022 Malaysian general elections


Chin, J, Anwar's long walk to power: the 2022 Malaysian general elections, The Round Table, 112, (1) pp. 1-13. ISSN 0035-8533 (2023) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00358533.2023.2165303


The 15th Malaysian General Elections (GE15), the first since the Covid pandemic lockdown, were supposed to bring back political stability, after three different prime ministers since 2018. The results were inconclusive with no single coalition winning the bare minimum to form a government. The King then asked Anwar Ibrahim to form a new government. The biggest surprise was the rise of PartiIslam Malaysia (PAS), which became the single largest party in Parliament. Another surprise was UMNO supporting Anwar to be prime minister. The role played by the King and the Malay rulers raised questions about the state of constitutional monarchy in Malaysia. PAS’s victory will have a profound impact on Malaysia’s reputation as a moderate Islamic country and will accelerate the trend towards Islamic identity politics.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:malaysia, elections, anwar ibrahim, political islam, parti Islam malaysia
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Political systems
UTAS Author:Chin, J (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:155343
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Politics and International Relations
Deposited On:2023-02-15
Last Modified:2023-02-15

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