Malaysia’s 15th General Election – Results and Analysis
MALAYSIA STUDIES PROGRAMME
About the Webinar
Malaysia’s 15th General Election will be held on November 19.
The election takes place on a different playing field than previously due to constitutional amendments to lower the voting age, automatically register all voters, and eliminate party-hopping. In addition, only three state governments are concurrently holding their polls – ensuring a greater focus on national issues.
Gone are the heady days when the incumbent coalition could expect to gather 80-90 of all parliamentary seats. Since 2008, majorities have gotten slimmer, and the last three coalitions in power have only mustered narrow, unstable majorities.
The emergence of Perikatan Nasional now means that seats on the peninsula will be split at least three ways, further decreasing the chances of an outright majority. Thus, while seat numbers may be known in short order, inter- and intra-coalition bargaining could be long and lead to unexpected alliances.
This event’s speakers will analyze different aspects of the election: including seat configurations; coalition formation and campaign strategies; the role of the media; and campaign dynamics and results in different parts of the country.
Download the programme here. (updated as of 23 November)
About the Speakers
Danesh Prakash Chacko is Director of Tindak Malaysia.
Dr Elvin Ong is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore.
Dr Gayathry Venkiteswaran is an Assistant Professor, School of Media, Languages, and Cultures, University of Nottingham-Malaysia.
Adib Zalkapli is a Director at Bower-GroupAsia (BGA).
Dr Lee Hwok Aun is a Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
Dr Faizal Musa is a Visiting Research Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
Dr Francis E. Hutchinson is a Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
Kevin Zhang is Senior Research Officer in the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.
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