Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as the country's new prime minister in Malaysia

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Anwar Ibrahim new prime minister of Malaysia

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country's tenth Prime Minister on 24 November.

Important facts

  • The new leader was appointed by King Al-Sultan Abdullah.

  • With this, the political uncertainty that continued for several days after the general elections with a fractured mandate in Malaysia has come to an end. Anwar took oath in a simple ceremony at the National Palace.

  • Anwar's Alliance of Hope won the election with 82 seats but fell short of the 112 seats needed for a majority.

  • Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin's Malay-centric Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) managed to win 72 seats due to unprecedented support from the Malay community in the election.

  • The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party emerged as the largest party in the coalition, winning 49 seats.

  • The coalition led by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), which won 30 seats in the election, agreed to support the coalition led by Anwar.

About Malaysia

  • Capital : Kuala Lumpur

  • Currency :  Malaysian ringgit

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