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Anwar Ibrahim named as Malaysia prime minister, to take oath at this time

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Anwar Ibrahim was named as Malaysia’s prime minister by the nation’s king.

Kuala Lampur,UPDATED: Nov 24, 2022 11:34 IST

Anwar Ibrahim was named as Malaysia’s prime minister (Photo: AP file)

By Associated Press: Malaysia’s king named reformist opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim because the nation’s Prime Minister on Thursday, ending days of uncertainty after divisive normal elections produced a hung Parliament.

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah mentioned Anwar can be sworn in later Thursday.

Anwar’s Alliance of Hope led Saturday’s election with 82 seats, wanting the 112 wanted for a majority. Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s right-leaning National Alliance gained 73 seats, with its ally Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party rising as the most important single get together with 49 seats.

Anwar emerged victorious after different smaller blocs agreed to assist him for a unity authorities. His rise to the highest will ease anxieties within the multiracial nation over larger Islamization beneath Muhyiddin and spark hopes that reforms for higher governance will resume.

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Nov 24, 2022