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Malaysia’s former premier, Mahathir Mohamad, made a shocking comeback to power after defeating the opposition Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional in a furiously contested election.
Official results showed Mahathir’s Pakatan Harapan coalition having won 113 parliamentary seats, enough to form a simple majority in the country’s 222-seat parliament. Alongside the eight seats won by its informal ally Parti Warisan Sabah in the state of Sabah, the settlement is set to have 121 officials in the governing body.
The victory demonstrates that a mood for change has gripped the nation, following the “Malay tsunami” in which many ethnic Malay voted for the opposition for the first time.
“This is a perfect adrenaline rush. We have been waiting for this change for the long time,” said Naveen Kumar. “We have been rotten with a BN government for so long and now it’s a total mitigation.”There is genuine change occurring in Malaysia. finally we can have confidence in the nation once more.”The man who represented over two decades has pushed toward getting to be, at 92 years of age, the world’s most settled chosen pioneer.
In his oath ceremony before the king, Sultan Muhammad V the new Prime Minister was joined by his wife other, Siti Hasmah Mohammed Ali. Dr Mahathir said his coalition would not adopt any revenge policy, but rather would “re establish the control of law”. He additionally announced two-day public holidays adding, “Yet there will be no holiday for the winner.”
Fahmi Fadzil, a MP from the winning party, explained to the BBC, Dr Mahathir pushes vitality for Malaysia’s future. “Today he has made, alongside other Pakatan Harapan pioneers, a resurgence of trust in Malaysia,” he said. ” In the polling centers I went by, there was a feeling of happiness among individuals who cast their vote. Press member that I met, said that they cried when they heard that we had won. There is genuine change occurring in Malaysia. . Finally we can believe in the country again.”
The 92 year old former premier took on the world’s most established leadership with his victory over Najib Razak to bring to an end to the latter coalition’s six-decade hold on power. Mahathir, who was head administrator in 1981 and 2003, carried Pakatan Harapan, to its first race triumph since Malaysia won its freedom in 1957.