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Anwar Ibrahim named Malaysia's leader, in comeback for anti-graft reformer

By Rebecca Tan

24 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Malaysia has been facing a chaotic election season. Many hope that unrest has come to an end with the confirmation of a new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim. The Washington Post has the story.

The wait is over. And it's a comeback.

Nearly a week after Malaysia's general election resulted in a hung parliament, longtime opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears to have garnered enough support among disparate parties to form the Southeast Asian country's next government, staving off the rise of more conservative political forces - for now.

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