Mahathir Mohamad, 92, world oldest PM takes over in Malaysia
Mahathir Mohamad celebrates with his coalition leaders during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 10. (CNN)
London, May 10, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Veteran Malaysian politician Mahathir Mohamad is set to become the world’s oldest leader after a shock victory in the country’s election, after he upended six decades of control by the ruling coalition.
Mahathir stormed to an unexpected victory early Thursday at the head of an alliance packed with parties that opposed him during his two decades in power, toppling the long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
The former strongman came out of retirement to take on his former protege, scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak.