Malaysian opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim was appointed prime minister on Thursday, the sultan’s palace mentioned, and can be sworn in at 5 p.m. native time.
A normal election on Saturday led to an unprecedented hung parliament with neither of two essential alliances, one led by Anwar and the opposite ex-premier Muhyiddin Yassin, instantly capable of safe sufficient seats in parliament to kind a authorities.
Anwar’s appointment caps a three-decade lengthy journey from inheritor obvious to a prisoner convicted of sodomy, to longtime opposition chief.
The 75-year-old has again and again been denied the premiership regardless of getting inside placing distance through the years: he was deputy prime minister within the Nineties and the official prime minister-in-waiting in 2018.
In between, he spent almost a decade in jail for sodomy and corruption in what he says had been politically motivated prices geared toward ending his profession.