Malaysia’s vote an unlikely democratic domino

Southeast Asian ruling parties, history shows, seldom lose elections. Only four have done so this century – Indonesia’s Golkar in 2004, Thailand’s Democrat Party in 2001 and 2011 and Myanmar’s military-run United Solidarity and Development Party in 2015. Malaysia’s Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which had been in power consecutively since 1957, can now be added […]