He's About to Be the Oldest Elected Leader in the World

Treasury Secretary General Datuk Seri Irwan Serigar addresses the crowd during the Langkawi Hebat Concert at Dataran Lang in Langkawi

The 92-year-old is poised to become the world's oldest elected leader, reports the BBC.

Official results showed the opposition Pakatan Harapan - the Alliance of Hope - had secured 113 of the 222 being contested, including some which have never before been taken by the opposition. Barisan Nasional, the former ruling party that ran the country for the past six-decades won only 79 seats.

Mahathir undoubtedly helped to carry the opposition to victory by appealing to voters sick of Najib's corruption-plagued rule, but his comeback has also been controversial.

A statement released by the royal palace ahead of the ceremony said the king Sultan Muhammad V invited Mahathir to form the next federal government.

"Because no party has gotten a simple majority, therefore the king will be making a decision as to who will be the prime minister", Najib said.

The royal palace also refuted allegations that the king delayed the appointment of Mahathir as the new prime minister, saying that he strongly supports and respects the democratic process.

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As the leader of an improbably broad opposition coalition, united primarily by outrage over the towering list of corruption accusations against Mr. Najib, Mr. Mahathir has promised to rebuild government institutions and fight corruption.

Najib has been accused of gerrymandering and suppressing free speech during a contentious campaign.

Najib, 64, has faced criticisms over the rising cost of living and the government's handling of the still-missing flight MH370.

More broadly, Mr. Najib has been embroiled in a scandal involving billions of dollars that disappeared from a government investment fund that he once headed, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

"We would like to establish the government by a swearing-in today".

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