Malaysia's king names Anwar Ibrahim as PM

24 November 2022
2022-11-24 16:11

Malaysia’s king named reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country’s Prime Minister on Thursday.

The king said Anwar will be sworn in later Thurday.Anwar’s Alliance of Hope led Saturday’s election with 82 seats, short of the 112 needed for a majority. Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s right-leaning National Alliance won 73 seats, with its ally Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party emerging as the biggest single party with 49 seats.Anwar emerged victorious after other smaller blocs agreed to support him for a unity government.

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