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  Malaysia s political parties are still discussing how to form the next government after indecisive election results and the country s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah extended the deadline on Monday The king initially asked political parties to submit a name for the prime ministerial post by Monday and after failing to do so the deadline has been extended by 24 hours to 2 p m Tuesday the palace said in a statement Her Majesty advises the public to be patient and calm until the process of forming a new government and the nomination of a new prime minister is complete the statement said He also said that during this interim process the country continues to be administered normally under the care of an interim prime minister Malaysia held snap national elections on Saturday with the stated goal of returning political stability to the Southeast Asian country but the fragmented results have seen no coalition or party secure enough seats in the lower house of parliament to form a new government of their own only Among the main coalitions gaining support are Pakatan Harapan with 82 seats Perikatan Nasional with 73 Barisan Nasional with 30 and a group of parties from the northern Borneo state of Sarawak with 22 while the rest are in the hands of of smaller parties and independent parliamentarians No political party or coalition has won a simple majority in the 15th general election The lower house of parliament has 222 seats and voting on the remaining two seats has been postponed one due to the sudden death of a candidate and another due to a flood that has disrupted voting Xinhua
Malaysian king extends deadline as negotiations to form a new government continue

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Malaysia‘s political parties are still discussing how to form the next government after indecisive election results, and the country‘s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah extended the deadline on Monday.

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The king initially asked political parties to submit a name for the prime ministerial post by Monday and, after failing to do so, the deadline has been extended by 24 hours to 2 p.m. Tuesday, the palace said in a statement. .

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“Her Majesty advises the public to be patient and calm until the process of forming a new government and the nomination of a new prime minister is complete,” the statement said.

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He also said that during this interim process, the country continues to be administered normally under the care of an interim prime minister.

Malaysia held snap national elections on Saturday with the stated goal of returning political stability to the Southeast Asian country, but the fragmented results have seen no coalition or party secure enough seats in the lower house of parliament to form a new government of their own. only.

Among the main coalitions gaining support are Pakatan Harapan with 82 seats, Perikatan Nasional with 73, Barisan Nasional with 30 and a group of parties from the northern Borneo state of Sarawak with 22, while the rest are in the hands of of smaller parties and independent parliamentarians. . No political party or coalition has won a simple majority in the 15th general election.

The lower house of parliament has 222 seats and voting on the remaining two seats has been postponed, one due to the sudden death of a candidate and another due to a flood that has disrupted voting. ■

(Xinhua)

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