The oldest head of government of the world occurs

government turmoil in Malaysia: a Few hours after his surprising resignation as Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad from the king of the Asian country's interim g

The oldest head of government of the world occurs

government turmoil in Malaysia: a Few hours after his surprising resignation as Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad from the king of the Asian country's interim government chief was appointed.

The 94-year-old to remain in office until a new government was announced, the office of the Prime Minister, after the Meeting, Mahathir's king Abdullah on Monday evening. Previously, Mahathir's party Bersatu had withdrawn from the government coalition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of hope), as Bersatu announced.

Some of his current government partners, called on Mahathir to remain in office. It was not initially clear whether Mahathir and Bersatu will form a new government.

speculations and rumors

Mahathir's resignation, which he offered on Monday to the king, had gone on the weekend speculation and rumors ahead. Among other things, it was said that he wanted to prevent his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim, to come to Power.

The two former rivals had been received for the election in 2018, the "Alliance of hope" and had surprisingly won. At the time, Mahathir had agreed with Anwar, to be handed over to him within two years, the office of the Prime Minister.

On Sunday there had been numerous political Meetings. Anwar had been accused of fraud then members of the coalition "". Even before Mahathir's resignation, the two men had met on Monday morning.

Mahathir – with 94 years, so far, the oldest head of government in the world – had taken office in 2018, although he had abandoned the policy is actually a long time ago. From 1981 to 2003, he was already Prime Minister in his Southeast Asian home country. Malaysia is the third largest economy in Southeast Asia.

(red/sda)

Created: 24.02.2020, 11:17 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 08:07

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