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Government, Political Parties

Democratic Action Party, Barisan Nasional, UMNO, general election, House of Representatives

The leading political party in Malaysia is the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), led by Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. In the general election of 1999, a UMNO-led coalition, called the National Front (Barisan Nasional), won 148 of the 193 seats in the House of Representatives. Other parties that won seats in the House of Representatives were the Democratic Action Party, Pan-Malayan Islamic Party, and National Justice Party—which form a coalition called the Alternative Front (Barisan Alternatif)—as well as the Sabah United Party.



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