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Mahathir Wins in Historic Malaysia Power Shift

  • 92-year-old Mahathir set to become prime minister again
  • Najib’s ruling coalition loses for first time in 61 years
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Mahathir Mohamad won a stunning victory in Malaysia’s election. Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Mahathir Mohamad won a stunning victory in Malaysia’s election, ending the six-decade rule of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s party in a landmark shift for the Southeast Asian nation.

Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest-serving premier who defected to the opposition to take on Najib, will return to power at the age of 92. His four-party Pakatan Harapan alliance won at least 112 of 222 parliamentary seats in Wednesday’s vote, official figures from the election commission showed.