Marc Lourdes is a former Asia director of CNN Digital now based in Kuala Lumpur. Follow him on Twitter at @marclourdes. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has suffered a stunning election loss to former leader Mahathir Mohamad, who at 92 is set to become the world’s oldest leader. Scandal-plagued Najib, 64, was thrashed at the polls by a coalition of parties led by Mahathir, who led the country for 22 years and came out of retirement to challenge Najib in the country’s 14th general election. The defeat is a humiliating fall from grace for Najib, the scion of one of Malaysia’s most prominent political families, and his coalition party, Barisan Nasional, which had led the country since its independence 61 years ago. Supporters of Mahathir Mohamad, cheer as they watch live televised result announcement of the 14th general elections on May 10, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With all 222 seats in the country’s Parliament accounted for, Mahathir’s coalition had officially won 121 seats — enough to form a simple majority and take control of the House. Barisan Nasional, in contrast, only had 79 seats — a far cry from the 133 it won in the 2013… Read full this story
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