UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned. He sent a letter of resignation to the King of Malaysia, the administration of the head of government said.
Earlier, led by Mahathir Mohamad, the United Party of Sons of the Land of Malaysia resigned from the ruling coalition Alliance of Hope.
This coalition appeared in 2017, uniting four opposition parties. At the same time, it was agreed that if he won the May 2018 parliamentary election, Mahathir becomes Prime Minister for only two years, and then transfers the post to Anwar Ibrahim as the leader of the largest party in this bloc.
The reason was the 71-year-old Anwar Ibrahim was in prison, where he was serving a five-year sentence on charges of sodomy. After the victory of the Alliance of Hope, the King of Malaysia pardoned Anwar Ibrahim with the opportunity to hold public office.
At the same time, the other day, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad said that he intends to transfer power only after the APEC summit in November 2020.
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