Malaysian opposition wins historic election victory: official results

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s opposition alliance headed by veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has won a historic election victory, official results showed Thursday, ending the six-decade rule of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. 

The results from the Election Commission showed the opposition grouping, Pakatan Harapan, plus a party in the Borneo state of Sabah they are allied with, winning 115 seats — giving them a simple parliamentary majority.