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Malaysia awaits key election result

5 May 2013 Last updated at 14:26 BST

Voting has ended in Malaysia in what is widely expected to be the most closely contested general election in the country's history.

PM Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition is up against Pakatan Rakyat, a three-party alliance headed by Anwar Ibrahim. Voters were faced with returning the ruling party, in power for 56 years, or choosing an untested opposition.

Ahead of the result, allegations of various forms of fraud have emerged.

Jonathan Head reports from Kuala Lumpur.