Parliamentary elections

Malaysia's interim leader Mahathir Mohamad leaves after delivering a speech at the committee on the exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The speaker of Malaysia's House rejected Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote next week to chose a new premier, deepening the country's political turmoil after the ruling alliance collapsed this week. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king has appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the new prime minister, trumping Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister. The appointment of Muhyiddin, who heads...
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Malaysian Muslims attend Friday prayers at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The speaker of Malaysia's House rejected interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote next week to chose a new premier, deepening the country's political turmoil after the ruling alliance collapsed this week. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 28, 2020 - 5:20 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Friday said he will let party leaders nominate prime ministerial candidates, rejecting interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote by Parliament to chose a new leader and deepening the country's political turmoil following the collapse of the...
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Malaysian interim leader Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Mahathir says Parliament will pick a new prime minister after the king failed to establish who has majority support following the collapse of the ruling coalition. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 28, 2020 - 1:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The speaker of Malaysia's House rejected interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote next week to chose a new premier, deepening the country's political turmoil after the ruling alliance collapsed this week. Malaysia's nine ethnic Malay rulers were to meet Friday...
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Tunisian designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh, right, delivers his speech at the parliament, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Tunisia's parliament is expected to hold a confidence vote Wednesday on designated prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh's government. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
February 27, 2020 - 4:05 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has a new government at last, after four months of arguing among rival parties in the young North African democracy. After a 15-hour debate, the Tunisian parliament voted 129-77 with one abstention to approve the government of Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh...
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A supporter of People's Justice Party wearing a national flag face mask as he gathers with others outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Malaysia's ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and dozens of lawmakers defected in an audacious attempt to form a new government. The political earthquake occurred less than two years after the alliance won a historic election that ousted a corruption-tainted coalition that had ruled for 61 years. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 26, 2020 - 4:07 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad says he will return as Malaysia's prime minister if he has majority support from lawmakers. Breaking his silence two days after the abrupt collapse of his ruling coalition and his shocking resignation, Mahathir said Wednesday that he had quit to show...
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A supporter of People's Justice Party wearing a national flag face mask as he gathers with others outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Malaysia's ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and dozens of lawmakers defected in an audacious attempt to form a new government. The political earthquake occurred less than two years after the alliance won a historic election that ousted a corruption-tainted coalition that had ruled for 61 years. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 26, 2020 - 2:21 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king held unusual consultations with lawmakers for a second day Wednesday to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of the ruling coalition and the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The king's role is largely ceremonial in...
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A supporter of People's Justice Party wearing a national flag face mask as he gathers with others outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Malaysia's ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and dozens of lawmakers defected in an audacious attempt to form a new government. The political earthquake occurred less than two years after the alliance won a historic election that ousted a corruption-tainted coalition that had ruled for 61 years. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 26, 2020 - 1:37 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king held unusual consultations with lawmakers for a second day Wednesday to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of the ruling coalition and the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The king's role is largely ceremonial in...
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Supporters of People's Justice Party gather outside the National Palace to give support to Anwar Ibrahim in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Malaysia's ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and dozens of lawmakers defected in an audacious attempt to form a new government. The political earthquake occurred less than two years after the alliance won a historic election that ousted a corruption-tainted coalition that had ruled for 61 years. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 26, 2020 - 12:58 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king held unusual consultations with lawmakers for a second day Wednesday to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of the ruling coalition and the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The king's role is largely ceremonial in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's alliance government under 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir is threatening to unravel less than two years after a historic election victory ousting the coalition that had ruled the country since independence.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 24, 2020 - 4:32 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tendered his resignation to Malaysia's king on Monday while his political party quit the ruling alliance, in a shocking political upheaval less than two years after his election victory. The prime minister's office said in a brief...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's alliance government under 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir is threatening to unravel less than two years after a historic election victory ousting the coalition that had ruled the country since independence.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 24, 2020 - 4:14 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tendered his resignation to Malaysia's king on Monday while his political party quit the ruling alliance, in a shocking political upheaval less than two years after his election victory. The prime minister's office said in a brief...
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