Malaysia election: How power changed hands in 24 hours from Najib to Mahathir

Malaysia's handover for power from the Barisan Nasional alliance that has ruled it since independence to the Pakatan Harapan coalition saw many twists along the way.
Malaysia's handover for power from the Barisan Nasional alliance that has ruled it since independence to the Pakatan Harapan coalition saw many twists along the way.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

KUALA LUMPUR - The drama that played out on television screens, which ended with 92-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad being sworn in as Malaysia's new Prime Minister around 10pm on Thursday (May 10), made for gripping viewing.

But far more tense and suspenseful was the theatre that unfolded behind the scenes.

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