In Malaysia, very open elections
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“Never in the history of Malaysia has an electoral group emerged with so few clues as to how they will vote,” writing The Straits Times. Because it is difficult to say to whom voters under 30 will turn. They are 6 million, i.e. nearly 1 in 4 voters, and their role will be crucial during the legislative elections on 19 November to allocate the 222 seats at stake. In addition, the voting age has been lowered for the first time, from 21 to 18 years old.

In such conditions, it is not surprising, remark in another article The Straits Times, that the political battle is played out on social networks. It is in particular via TikTok, Instagram or Twitter that the Perikatan Nasional (PN), the Barisan Nasional (BN) and the opposition of the Pakatan Harapan (PH), the three coalitions in the running, compete. They thus try to mobilize young voters by associating themselves with the best-known influencers or by participating in challenges broadcast on the networks.

A return to the past?

Four years after the unprecedented defeat of the BN, this ballot is very open, valued The Diplomat. If in 2018 we celebrated the first change of majority

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