Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world's oldest elected leader Current Affairs 

Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world’s oldest elected leader

Kuala Lumpur: In a stunning move, Malaysia’s former ruler Mahathir Mohamad,92, led opposition alliance won a majority in parliament ending the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s 60-year rule, which has been in power since independence in 1957. The opposition won 113 seats – one more than required for simple majority – and the BN has 79 in the 222-member parliament, according to official results announced on Thursday. Mahathir Mohamad ran Malaysia with an iron fist for more than two decades from 1981 until he stepped down in 2003, the country’s longest-serving…

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