Weekend of deal-making ahead in Malaysia as leaders jostle to stay in power

A photo taken on June 1, 2018, shows Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and politician Anwar Ibrahim during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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KUALA LUMPUR - After a week of high stakes moves by the country's politicians, the Malaysian Parliament will soon reveal whether any leader can command the support of at least 111 of his peers.

Should there be no winner, voters will go back to the ballot box, less than two years after they elected to change the government for the first time since independence more than 60 years ago.

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