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Malaysian Opposition Wins Spectacular Upset

(VOA): Malaysia's opposition has won a spectacular upset with an election result that ends more than 60 years of rule by a single, dominant coalition. Following a contest riddled with ironies, 92-year-old former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad becomes the world's oldest elected leader after leaving the coalition and challenging incumbent Najib Razak, his former protege whose reputation has been scorched by a massive corruption scandal. David Boyle reports from Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.

(This story has not been edited by N24 staff and is Voice Of America auto-generated from a RSS feed)

Published Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 | 11:45 AM

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