Malaysia’s former ruler and opposition leader
Mahathir Mohamad has returned to power by winning a stunning victory in the country’s
general election. The election commission says Mahathir’s opposition
alliance had won 115 seats, over the threshold of 112 needed to form a government. The result marks a landmark shift in power
in Malaysia, ending the 60-year rule of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s National Front party. Mahathir will be sworn in later Thursday and
at age 92, will become the eldest elected leader in the world.