Mahathir scores shocking win in Malaysian Election

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR - An alliance of opposition parties spearheaded by Mahathir Mohamad won Malaysia's general election, official results showed on Thursday, setting the veteran strongman on course for a return to the prime minister's Office he occupied for 22 years.

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Mahathir's stunning defeat of the coalition that has ruled the Southeast Asian country since independence from Britain six decades ago means that, at the age of 92, he will become the oldest elected leader in the world.

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