Malaysiakini Opinion

Here comes the mother of all party elections

James Chai  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | All elections are important, but some more than others. If the 14th general election was the mother of all elections, then the PKR leadership elections will be the mother of all party elections.

The historic GE14 severed Umno-BN’s claim as the longest ruling coalition in the democratic world. It also resuscitated the democratic heartbeat of a tender country.

Crucially, it had reinvigorated the spirits of the people in defeating one of the most corrupt and oppressive regimes the world had ever seen.

The PKR election, set to be one of the most crucial party elections in recent memory, represents the first time warring factions will get to spar in an open field, with its victor setting the course of history.

It will determine the successor of Anwar Ibrahim. And crucially, it will determine how well the Reformasi legacy will live on...

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