KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's ruling coalition retained its 56-year hold on power, the country's Election Commission said early Monday, but a bitter opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim refused to concede defeat.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his finger marked with indelible ink, prepares to vote Sunday afternoon. Mr Anwar said he would accept the Election Commission's announcement of a government win. (AFP photo)
The commission said the ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition led by Premier Najib Razak secured 112 parliamentary seats, the threshold required to form a government in the 222-seat chamber.
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