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Vote 2008: Why the political tsunami?

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The results of the 2008 general elections stunned just about everyone. Below is a selection of articles examining the March 8 electoral tsunami and its political impact.

Why the swing?

Making sense of the political tsunami l Ong Kian Ming

Election post-mortem: Top 10 factors l Bridget Welsh

Would the opposition have won? l Ong Kian Ming

What next?

Pak Lah's days as PM are numbered

Pak Lah and Hang Tuahs must quit l M Bakri Musa

Rise of the Internet

The perfect storm on March 8

Keeping online rage for reformasi l Eric Loo

Long live the e-volution! l Dean Johns

Virtual connection to election news l Kalinga Seneviratne

Media changes tone after shock poll results

A new Malaysia

New political sky, a new game! l Sim Kwang Yang

An opportunity to treasure for the opposition l Kim Quek

Days of hope: A check-list for reform l Kua Kia Soong

Revolution of the mind l Azly Rahman

Post-mortem in BN

The sinking of Umno l KJ John

Can BN reinvent itself? l Oon Yeoh

Political dinosaur in the offing l Stanley Koh

MCA drowns in ocean of disgust l Stanley Koh

The 'fragile' pact to rebuild MIC l RK Anand

MIC - A new era begins l RK Anand

Interview with Zaid Ibrahim

Stop pitting Malays against non-Malays

Umno needs reformasi

Interview with Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Dr M calls for Pak Lah to resign

Q&A: Khairy to blame for BN's electoral defeat

Reactions from readers

GE2008 shocker: What you said

Part 1 l Part 2 l Part 3

Polls coverage: What our readers say

Elections 2008: What our readers say

Malaysiakini poll coverage

500,000 visited Malaysiakini on poll night

VOTE 2008: News, views, photos, videos

2008 polls - interesting facts


BN denied 2/3rd majority, lost five states

Minute-by-minute reports

VIDEO: Behind the scenes - M'kini on poll night

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