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Anwar Ibrahim sworn-in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

Anwar Ibrahim appointed as Malaysia’s Prime Minister. Ibrahim took oath at the palace.

Where: Malaysia

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On Thursday, Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah appointed long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country’s Prime Minister.
Ibrahim took the oath of office at the palace in Kuala Lumpur later in the day.
The King took over the process of forming a new government after Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition won the most seats in last week’s election but failed to secure a parliamentary majority.
The PH coalition won 82 seats, while ex-premier Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional bloc won 73. A 112-seat parliamentary majority is required to form a government.
The King appointed Anwar as the premier as he believed he had the support of the majority in the 222-seat parliament.

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