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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has officially been sworn in as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia.
The 75-year-old who is Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman and newly elected Tambun MP was appointed to the post after days of uncertainty over who would form the next government.
Anwar took the oath of office before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara at 5pm.
Present was Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
By Anwar’s side was his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
This was after the 15th General Election (GE15) saw no sides winning enough seats to form a government on their own.
Istana Negara in a statement today said after a meeting of the Council of Rulers, Al-Sultan Abdullah gave his consent for Anwar to be appointed as the 10th prime minister in accordance with Article 40(2)(a) and 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.