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Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim named PM – DW – 11/24/2022


The king of Malaysia had approved opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister, according to a statement from Malaysia’s royal palace on Thursday. 

The appointment, the highlight of a roller-coaster political career, brings to an end five days of unprecedented post-election confusion after the polls delivered no obvious winner.

What we know so far

Running on an anti-corruption platform, Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition garnered the most seats, 82. However, that was well short of the required 112-seat majority.

Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s rightist Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) grouping managed 73 seats. However, even with the backing of an Islamist party, Muhyiddin said his political bloc did not have enough seats.

The stalemate was…



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