马来西亚总理解散议会,预计数周内举行选举 Malaysia PM Dissolves Parliament;Elections Expected within Weeks

03 April, 2013

马来西亚总理纳吉布已经解散议会,并准备举行选举。纳吉布所在的执政联盟已经当政将近60年,其地位可能在选举中受到挑战。

纳吉布星期三发表电视讲话,赞扬他的国民阵线联盟所取得的成就,并表示希望选举将对该联盟予以强大的授权。

分析人士预计,前副总理安华领导的三党联盟将在选举中获得有力的支持。在2008年选举中,这个反对派联盟从国民阵线联盟手中夺得的议席之多前所未有。

预计马来西亚选举委员会不久将开会确定投票日期,很可能是在几星期后。解散议会后,必须要在两个月内举行选举。

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has dissolved parliament, setting up elections that could challenge his ruling coalition that has been in power for nearly six decades.

During a televised speech Wednesday, Prime Minister Razak hailed the achievements of his National Front coalition, saying he hopes the elections will deliver it a strong mandate.

Analysts expect a strong showing from the three-party coalition of ex-deputy prime minister Anwer Ibrahim. The opposition alliance took an unprecedented number of seats from the National Front during 2008 polls.

The election commission is expected to meet soon to establish a date for the vote, which is likely to happen in the next few weeks. Elections must be held within two months of dissolving parliament.