The 14th General Election in Malaysia: The End of Authoritarian Regime
On May 2018, Malaysia witnessed a full-scale wave of change when the dominant authoritarian party Barisan Nasional was defeated under the pretext of democratic process known as the “mother of all elections”. The electoral victory was finally secured by the opposition party Pakatan Harapan. The outcomes suggested that the wave of political change and the democratization process were not impossible and yet inevitable and inclusive by taking into account the notion of multi-racial society. This study presents a theoretical debates by inserting an empirical comprehension so that the embedded phenomenon can be explored profoundly in regards to the ideas of regime change and democratization through election.