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Opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim named new Malaysian PM

On the weekend election, Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition received probably the most seats, 82

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.  Credit: AFP File Photo

Malaysian opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim has been named prime minister, the palace mentioned in an announcement Thursday, ending a days-long political deadlock after inconclusive polls.

“After taking into account the views of Their Royal Highnesses the Malay Rulers, His Majesty has given consent to nominate Anwar Ibrahim because the tenth Prime Minister of Malaysia,” the assertion mentioned.

On the weekend election, Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition received probably the most seats, 82, on an anti-graft message — however fell in need of the required 112-seat majority.

Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (Nationwide Alliance) grabbed pad 73.

Muhyiddin, who was backed by an Islamist celebration, later instructed reporters that since no bloc had sufficient numbers, the king had initially requested him and Anwar to type a “unity authorities”.

Malaysia’s king, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, had summoned the 2 rivals in a bid to interrupt the impasse.

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