Mahathir Mohamad won a historic election in Malaysia
Malaysia's opposition alliance headed by veteran ex-leader
Mahathir Mohamad won a historic election according to official results that
were released on 10 May 2018.
The south eastern country Malaysia the opposition alliance won a historic election and thus ending the six-decade rule of the ruling coalition.
It ends the six-decade rule of the
Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
The results from the Election Commission showed the
opposition grouping, “Pakatan Harapan”, plus a party in the Borneo state of
Sabah they are allied with, winning 115 seats, over the threshold of 112 seats
needed in parliament to form a government.
Mahathir, who is now poised to become the world's oldest
elected prime minister, came out of retirement to take on Prime Minister Najib
Razak, who has become embroiled in massive corruption scandal surrounding state