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Malaysia's Najib quits as head of coalition, party after poll loss

May 12. 2018
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By Agence France-Presse
Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's defeated leader Najib Razak Saturday announced he was quitting as head of the Barisan Nasional coalition and its main party after leading the coalition to a shock loss.

"I have taken the decision to step down as president of UMNO and chairman of Barisan Nasional immediately," he told a press conference. The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is the main party in the coalition.

 

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