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Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

In Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Prime Minister of the country today.

Supporters waved flags and cheered outside the Istana Negara Palace in Kuala Lumpur as he took the oath.

Mahathir’s coalition, Pakatan Harapan, won 113 of the total 222 seats, after the final results were announced.

His coalition defeated the governing Barisan Nasional coalition, led by Prime Minister Najib Razak, which has been in power for more than 60 years.

The victory capped a dramatic comeback for Mahathir, who ruled the country for 22 years. He came out of retirement to take on Prime Minister Razak after the leader became embroiled in a massive corruption scandal.

Ninety-two-year old, Mahathir becomes the oldest Prime Minister in the world.

Source: AIR