Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolved parliament Wednesday in preparation for a general election seen as the toughest challenge yet for the ruling coalition after 56 years in power.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announces the dissolution of parliament as he addresses the nation during a live telecast from the Prime Minister's Department office in Putrajaya on April 3, 2013. Najib dissolved parliament clearing the way for elections seen as the toughest challenge to the ruling coalition's 56 years in power.
"This morning I met the king and asked for his consent to dissolve the parliament," he said. "This dissolution will pave the way for the 13th general election."
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