States can hold elections separately, observers say

Noel Achariam Raevathi Supramaniam

Observers say not holding state and federal elections concurrently will not impact the formation of a new federal government. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 11, 2022.

STATE governments have the right to choose whether they want to dissolve their state assemblies together with parliament for concurrent state and federal elections, observers said.

They said that holding state elections separately would not affect the forming of the federal government. 

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