At the age of 92, Mahathir Mohamad is swon in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election.
A former prime minister, came out of retirement and switched to the opposition to challenge his former protege, Najib Razak who has been beset by corruption allegations.
Official results showed the opposition Pakatan Harapan – the Alliance of Hope – had secured 113 of the 222 being contested, including some which have never before been taken by the opposition.
The ousted Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition took 79 seats.
Announcing his victory in Kuala Lumpur, Mr Mahathir said his coalition had secured “not just a few votes, not just a few seats, but a very substantial majority”.