Gap Fill - Oldest Leader - Level 5


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Malaysia's ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad made a political comeback to end the six-decade of the BN party. Mr Mahathir, 92, will be sworn in as Malaysia's next prime minister. He will be the world's elected . Mahathir was Malaysia's prime minister from 1981 to 2003. Then, he was leader of the BN , which came to in 1957 after Malaysia's from Britain. He helped his country's economic success and made Malaysia an "Asian tiger". However, he was accused of being too strong and of using security to put his opponents in .

Official show Mahathir’s party won 113 . This will form a majority in Malaysia's 222-seat parliament. Mahathir came out of retirement to join the opposition party. It was a bitterly-contested election . He beat his protégé Najib Razak. Mr Najib was accused of in a multi-billion-dollar scandal. Mahathir said he wanted to put Malaysia back on the right and "restore the of law." When reporters asked about his age, he joked that his new would be, "a gathering of men and women, a young person".

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