BN toppled by Malay voter swing near end of campaign: Survey

Pakatan Harapan supporters outside Istana Negara last Thursday, when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was being sworn in as Prime Minister.
Pakatan Harapan supporters outside Istana Negara last Thursday, when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was being sworn in as Prime Minister.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A swing by Malay voters at the tail end of Malaysia's election campaign delivered the shocking results that ended Barisan Nasional's (BN) six decades of power, a study showed.

Prominent pollster Merdeka Center's ground survey found that the final three days of the campaign saw BN supporters shifting sides by choosing either winning coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) or Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), an Islamic opposition party.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2018, with the headline 'BN toppled by Malay voter swing near end of campaign: Survey'. Print Edition | Subscribe