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92-Year-Old Mahathir Sworn In As Malaysia's seventh Prime Minister

Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday was confirmed as Malaysia's seventh PM following his shocking decision triumph over the coalition that has ruled the Southeast Asian country for six decades since autonomy from Britain.

Malaysia's established ruler, Sultan Muhammad V, directed the vow of office just before 10 p.m. (1400 GMT), in a function conveyed live on state TV from the royal residence.

Mahathir, 92, was wearing a customary dark "baju melayu" tunic and sarong, with an Islamic top on his head.

He is the most seasoned chosen pioneer on the planet, as several Malaysians were arranged out and about prompting the royal residence, waving party banners and cheering.

The Election Commission declared the outcome some time before sunrise and there was some frustration in the capital over the time taken to swear in the new PM.

"There is a desperation here, we have to frame the administration now, today," Mahathir told a news meeting before in the day, where he demanded that he would be confirmed.

Mahathir ruled Malaysia with an iron clench hand from 1981 to 2003, while he left retirement to go up against his previous protege, Najib Razak, who was leader for almost 10 years.

Mahathir's cooperation of four gatherings trounced Najib's Barisan Nasional (BN), the first occasion when it had ever lost a race.

Prior, Najib seemed to raise questions that Mahathir would promptly take office in light of the fact that no single gathering had won a straightforward greater part of seats in the 222-part parliament, and it would be up to the ruler to choose.

Official outcomes demonstrated that Mahathir's coalition won 121 seats, easily finished the 112 required to manage, however it has not been formally enlisted as a cooperation.

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