Anwar Ibrahim Is Malaysia’s New PM

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s veteran opposition Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as the country’s 10th prime minister.

The new leader was appointed by King Sultan Abdullah after elections over the weekend resulted in an unprecedented 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.

Anwar emerged victorious after other smaller blocs agreed to support him for a unity government.

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