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Malaysia PM dissolves Parliament to hold elections

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's prime minister has dissolved Parliament to call for national elections expected later this month.

The polls will be fiercely contested between Prime Minister Najib Razak's long-ruling National Front coalition and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's three-party alliance.

Najib announced in a nationally televised address Wednesday that he has obtained royal consent from Malaysia's constitutional monarch to dissolve Parliament immediately.

The Election Commission is expected to meet within a week to determine a polling date. Voting must be held within two months but is widely expected by the end of April.

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