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Malaysian voters ready to deliver verdict

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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian politicians made their final campaign push as some opinion polls showed the government and the opposition running neck-and-neck ahead of Sunday's general election. 

A survey by the Merdeka Center predicted Prime Minister Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition could win 85 parliamentary seats, while the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance) led by Anwar Ibrahim would take 89 seats. It said 46 seats were too close to call while two would go to smaller parties.

The BN now holds 135 seats in the 222-member Parliament, while the PR has 75 seats after some lawmakers left in recent years to become independents.

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