Reformist leader Anwar sworn in as Malaysia PM

25 November 2022
2022-11-25 11:14

Malaysia’s reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country’s Prime Minister on Thursday.

Malaysia’s king named Anwar, 75, as the nation's 10th leader, ending days of uncertainty after the divisive general election produced a hung Parliament. 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.The stalemate was resolved after the long-ruling bloc led by the United Malays National Organization agreed to support a unity government under Anwar.

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