Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has dissolved parliament ahead of a general election.
Najib, whose National Front (BN) coalition has been in power for 56 years, made the announcement in a televised address on Wednesday.
"The king has accepted my request to dissolve parliament effective April 3," he said from the administrative capital Putrajaya, adding he hoped his coalition would win a "solid majority".
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