Anwar bin Ibrahim has been appointed as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The 75-year-old politician and statesman is the coalition leader of the Pakatan Harapan (PH).
Ibrahim will be sworn in at 5:00 p.m. local time, according to a statement from the national palace.
It was stated that Malaysia requires a stable government to revitalize the economy and national development.
The country had been in a political stalemate following the results of the November 19 general polls.
No political coalition or party won enough seats in the lower house of parliament to form a government.
The King, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah intervened and met with the heads of major coalitions for an amicable solution.
Anwar, whose coalition emerged the biggest winner with 82 seats, was subsequently named the new PM
The social justice and equality advocate will now form a new government for the Southeast Asian nation.