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Anwar Ibrahim becomes Malaysian new PM

The leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, Anwar Ibrahim, has been named the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The announcement was made in a statement by the national palace on Thursday.

The swearing-in ceremony for Anwar is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. local time (0900 GMT) at the national palace.

The place said that Malaysia needs a stable government that will reinvigorate the economy and the country’s development.

PMNews reported that Malaysia had been in a state of political stalemate following the results of an indecisive snap national polls on November 19, with no political coalition or party securing enough seats in the country’s lower house of parliament to form a government on its own.

However, Malaysian King, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, held several audiences with the heads of major political coalitions in a bid to break the stalemate and convened the conference of rulers to deliberate on the matter.

Following the meeting, Anwar, whose party coalition had secured 82 seats in the polls making his group the biggest, was named the country’s new prime minister, allowing the formation of a new government.

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