7 International Headlines Of Pakatan Harapan's GE14 Win Over Barisan Nasional

Definitely headline worthy.

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GE14 is done and dusted. Pakatan Harapan (PH) has emerged as the winning coalition, making Malaysian history by defeating Barisan Nasional (BN).

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With 113 Parliamentary seats, the PH coalition has more than enough to form a simple majority in Malaysia's 222-seat Parliament. The win has successfully ended BN's six-decade-long rule since Malaysia's independence.

The monumental victory has garnered widespread attention and coverage, including from international press. Here are some of the headlines that are currently making rounds on the Internet:

1. CNN

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Marc Lourdes of CNN writes, "Mahathir's victory is all the more remarkable considering he is 92 years old, and was fighting the very party he led for over two decades."

2. BBC

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"Dr Mahathir, 92, defeated the governing Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power for more than 60 years. He came out of retirement to take on Najib Razak," a part of the story reads.

3. Bloomberg

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"Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest-serving premier who defected to the opposition to take on Najib, will return to power at the age of 92. His four-party Pakatan Harapan alliance won at least 112 of 222 parliamentary seats in Wednesday’s vote, official figures from the election commission showed," the Bloomberg piece reads.

4. The Guardian

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The Guardian, who interviewed PH supporters on ground, had this to say, "Former Malaysian leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad is poised to become the world’s oldest prime minister after defeating Najib Razak in a fiercely contested election that put an end to the ruling coalition’s six-decade hold on power."


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"Mahathir's stunning defeat of the ruling coalition that has ruled the Southeast Asian country since independence from Britain six decades ago means that, at the age of 92, he will become the oldest elected leader in the world."

CNBC also detailed how Mahathir served as Najib's mentor before the premier joined the Opposition.

6. Wall Street Journal

The business-focused website, which uncovered many of 1MBD's scandal issues, had this to say, "Former leader Mahathir Mohamad will return to the premiership after pulling off an astonishing election upset to defeat the ruling coalition of his former protégé, Najib Razak."

7. ABC

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"The election results marked the first time the National Front had been voted out of power in the six decades since Malaysia gained independence from Britain," the article reads.

PH's victory will see the coalition form the new federal government:

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